Monday, 10 May 2010

Great news from Ireland: drops in number of dogs abandoned and dogs put to sleep

Huge congratulations are due to everyone working in dog welfare in Ireland.

Latest Government figures show that there has been another huge drop in the number of abandoned dogs in Ireland as well as a big fall in the numbers of dogs put to sleep in Irish pounds.

Hats off, in particular, to everyone at Dogs Trust in Ireland. Since being established in Ireland 2005, Dogs Trust has neutered over 50,000 dogs and conducted around 2,000 classroom presentations. A Dublin Rehoming Centre was established in 2009 and is already rehoming over 100 dogs every month.

As a result of everybody’s hard work, the numbers of dogs destroyed in Irish pounds has dropped from 16,546 to 6,536 since 2005. That’s over 10,000 fewer dogs destroyed.

Obviously, there’s still a lot of work to do but we’re convinced that the numbers will continue to fall in the years ahead. Good work Ireland!

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