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Dog Rescue Website Passed

Tipperary county Council have reported an 86% success rate in finding homes for stray and unwanted dogs. This announcement came after a motion put down by Cllr Andy Moloney who requested that the Council webpage should carry pictures of dogs that are available for rescue and fostering on a weekly basis.

Moloney was informed that in 2015 there were a total of 687 dogs either collected or surrendered by their owners. Of that number 590 were re-homed. Allowing for a certain number of dogs that would be deemed unsuitable, this was an extremely successful outcome. Once a dog is picked up he is checked for micro chip and then try locate his owner. If an owner cannot be located the dog is kept for 5 days before been sent to rescue.

Moloney claimed that the dog warden was doing a great job in often hostile circumstances but he was only available at the pound from 9.30 to 10.30am Mon to Fri. He cannot be expected to upload pictures. While Knockalton, Nenagh use Mo Chara Rescue to find homes there was no link on the site for south of the county.

A commitment was given by the Director of Services to have this rectified and encouraged anyone thinking about getting a dog to consider a rescue dog first.