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Friday 26 December 2014

Waters staff give goodies to WSPCA

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

Staff of Waters Technology hand over a box of goodies to the WSPCA. From left: Sharon McGuinness, Anthony White, Petrina Busher, dog warden, Scooby, Jimi Kielthy, Liam Murphy and Audrey Pettit

STAFF at Waters Technologies in Wexford presented a large box of goodies to the WSPCA following a collection of scrap metal and items donated within the Drinagh-based company.

The WSPCA, which currently has 40 dogs, a large number of cats and half a dozen horses that need homing, is reliant on public funding, which made the efforts of the Waters Technologies and its employees all the more welcome.

'This may help their plight in some way,' said production technician Jimi Kielthy, who regularly organises fund-raisers for the WSPCA.

One of the ways Waters Technologies helps raise funds for the WSPCA is through the sale of scrap metal, including stainless steel.

'We were paying people to take it away, now we are selling it and the money is going to the WSPCA,' said Jimi, thanking management at Waters for their support.

'The only problem is that the price of scrap stainless steel is going down, while the cost of keeping dogs in custody is going up,' he said.

The latest goodies included cash from the sale of scrap, dog and cat food and 'saleable' items donated by staff. 'The WSPCA is our favourite good cause and is very deserving,' said Jimi.

Bridget Cullen, from the WSPCA, said each night costs the charity more than €400 to keep abandoned animals.

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