Best paws forward for animal charity

September 22nd, 2017 5:51 PM

By Southern Star Team

‘Bob' shows off the Rainbow Heartstained glass piece that is raising money for the West Cork Animal Welfare Group.

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AN artist’s generous donation of glass ‘paw print’ sun-catchers is raising money for the West Cork Animal Welfare Group.

Adrian Brentnall of Inspired-Glass, which is based in Ballydehob, designed and made the sun-catchers and donated them to the animal welfare group.

The beautiful hand-made, fused glass hearts have already proved to be a huge success – the first three batches sold out within days.

But they are still available at the WCAWG craft stall at Skibbereen market every Saturday morning, Schull Market on Sunday mornings, as well as via the WCAWG Facebook page, and Adrian’s own website (

The Rosscarbery-based animal rescue charity enjoys the support of many local craftspeople who donate handmade items for sale at the market stalls.

The hearts are available in a range of colours, including a very popular ‘rainbow’ design, and are priced at €9.50 – 90% of which goes directly to the charity.

The West Cork Animal Welfare Group Ltd was founded in May 1999 in response to a desperate need to help unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused animals in West Cork. 

Over the last 18 years, it has rescued and re-homed over 5,000 cats and dogs. To find out more about the charity, or to adopt one of the animals in its care, go to:, or phone 086 8500131 or 086 3862714.

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