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Found a Dog? Don’t Take it Straight to the Pound

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Its impossible to say exactly how many of the found dogs listed here have actually been abandoned for one reason or another but its logical to assume that given the economic situation  in Ireland currently, that number is growing.

if you do find a dog and bring it to your local pound and if its not claimed within a mere 5 days on average, it will be euthenised. You give the dog a much better chance if you get your local rescue involved.  They are obliged to surrender strays to the pound but at least if they are involved they become aware of the status of the dog and can try to make arrangements to find the dog alternative accommodation.

So how do you locate your local rescues?  Irish Animal Shelters on Facebook maintain a list and www.irishanimals.ie also have contact details for many.

Here’s a short documentary on the topic of Irish dog pounds – be warned, it makes painful viewing.