ADNI Media Coverage

Evolution
9th October 2013 Assistance Dogs NI receives donation from Progressive Down News
2013/2014 Honey the Assistance Dog from ADNI. Michelle’s story Annual Report Autism NI
10th March 2014 Canine friend begins a life of service News Letter
Bailey has been a Godsend to the house The Down Recorder
12th March 2014 Bailey Proves He Really is A Girl’s Best Friend Mourne Observer
13th March 2014 Helpful hounds: the dogs who make a real difference Belfast Telegraph
13th March 2014 Honey is Rebecca’s best friend Ballymena Guardian
21st March 2014 Rebecca and ADNI Autism Assistance Dog BBC Newsline
3rd April 2014 Pup & Away for Assistance Dogs NI Daily Mirror
9th April 2014 How helper dogs are changing lives The Irish News (Holly)
24th April 2014 The Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland Blog
20th May 2014 My Pet hero Jack) Who will be crowned top dog.  Heart-warming stories. Belfast Telegraph
22nd July 2014 Northern Trust makes services accessible to all Northern Health and Social Care Trust. makes services accessible to all Ballymena Guardian

 

9th November 2014 Local mum helps group win £10,000 Coleraine Times
18th January 2015 Life is sweet as Honey Sunday Life
7th April 2015 Paws for thought – could you be a foster carer Derry Journal
20th June 2015 Dogs in demand:  girl with Asperger’s has had her life transformed The Irish Times
24th June 2015 A helping paw The Irish News
24th July 2015 Charity seeks foster carers for helper dogs The Irish News
31st July 2015 £3.5 million lottery boost for families across Northern Ireland Big Lottery Fund
31st July 2015 Dog charity that helped change little Rebecca barker’s life shares in £3.4 million windfall Belfast Telegraph
31st July 2015 Meet the barker Girls.  County Antrim schoolgirl’s ‘fluffy sis  Honey helps her deal with Asperger’s diagnosis Belfast Live
31st July 2015 Dog charity that helped transform Rebecca’s life shares in £3.4 million windfall Belfast Telegraph
31st July 2015 Cash boost for Assistance Dogs support programme Newsletter
11th August 2015 Assistance Dog Honey is  fluffy sister to Cullybackey’s Rebecca Ballymena & Antrim Times
17th September 2015 The dog that keeps our autistic son safe… five heart-warming Belfast Telegraph
18th September 2015 5 of NI’s most heroic dogs compete to win Dream Doggie Holiday Belfast telegraph (Jack)
15th October 2015 Wanted: Puppy fostering families County Down Spectator
02nd January 2016 How miracle dog Costa saved the life of his autistic owner Henry 3 times Belfast Telegraph
7th May 2016 Thank you from Assistance Dogs NI Forestside Life
14th June 2016 Charity’s public appeal for foster carers
21st September 2016 Autism NI Honey the Assistance Dog from Ballymena is up for Vets4Pets NI Pet Hero Award
6th October 2016 Justice Minister meets those who support children in court
12th February 2017 Labrador helping children through trauma of giving evidence in court by providing soothing presence in witness box. Daily Mirror
25th April 2017 Set Back for Autistic Boy after his dog is injured in crash Belfast Telegraph
June 2017 Waggy tail heroes – Read the article Take a Break
August 2017 A Girl’s best friend – Read the article Local Women
5th October 2017 The people who help NI children face the ordeal of giving evidence Belfast Telegraph
06th October 2017 Assistance Dog Dougal is a hero Portadown Times
23rd November 2017 Lending a helping paw to those who need it The Chronicle (Northern Constitution)
27th November 2017 NSPCC:  Meet Connie the service dog who helps kids  Belfast Live
27th November 2017 Rough Justice meet NSPCC dog Connie who help kids stay calm Daily Mirror
2nd December 2017 Labrador helping children through trauma of giving evidence in court by providing soothing presence in witness box Mirror Online
23rd January 2018 Sophie, Countess of Wessex visits NI charities UTV -video
23rd January 2018 Approval from the Countess of Wessex for Northern Ireland Hospice Building The Royal Circular
24th January 2018 Connie Court Assistance Dog working with Young Witness Service with NSPCC Ni meeting the Countess of Wessex
24th January 2018 NI’s £13m hospice is just stunning says Countess at official opening   Belfast Telegraph
24th January 2018 NSPCC on Twitter – “Yesterday the Countess of Wessex visited our Young Witness Service in Belfast and met Connie the Labrador.  Connie our Assistance Dog who supports children giving evidence”
26th January 2018 HRH The Countess of Wessex visits NSPCC at Laganside Courts UTV
7th February 2018 Limavady group pitches (Halifax Pitch4Pounds) to fund  kennels for Assistance Dogs Derry News.
5th March 2018 Plenty to smile about at Good Samaritans Service.
14th June 2018 Local Residents named in Queen’s Birthday Honour List Northern Constitution
August 2018 “When a child smiles at his dog for the first time… that’s priceless” – Read the article Local Women
9th August 2018 ADNI is Top Dog The Chronicle
17th December 2018 Magilligan Prison first to use dog therapy for inmates Irish News
17th December 2018 First prison in UK uses dog therapy to tackle mental health problems Irish News
17th December 2018 First prison in UK uses dog therapy to tackle mental health problems Mail Online
17th December 2018 ‘Puppy love’ scheme aims to help wellbeing of prisoners News Letter
17th December 2018 Jingles’ lead role in prison stress battle Daily Mirror
17th December 2018 Puppy therapy to help prisoners with mental health and addiction launched for first time in the UK The Telegpaph
20th December 2018 Magilligan prisoners’ puppy love for ‘Jingles’ leading the way Northern Constitution
20th December 2018 Our resource Animal Magic celebrates the amazing difference being around and caring for animals can make, while managing risk, for many children and adults using a range of care services. Care Inspectorate Hub

In addition, there were TV and video coverage of ADNI in 2016;

  • Downtown Radio NSPCC Court Dog
  • Derry Matters Friday 19th August 2016 : Irish TV irishtv.ie

and again in 2018;

  • 23rd January 2018: Sophie , Countess of Wessex visits NI charities
  • 14th May 2018: BBC Radio Ulster interview with Heather Weir CEO of NI Children’s Hospice and Darcey. Interview was on 5.50pm.
  • 18th December 2018: Jeremy Vine Radio Show 12.30pm Northern Ireland Prison Gets Therapy Dog.
  • 19th December 2018: BBC Radio Ulster 8.59am Prison Therapy Dog.