While only 49 of the 170 dogs abandoned in Mayo in 2008 were re-homed, 62 fewer dogs were put down and 32 fewer dogs were abandoned than in 2007. These recent statistics released by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government show the positive effect the annual Pedigree Adoption Drive campaign is having on raising the awareness of dog abandonment in Ireland.
The 2010 Pedigree Adoption Drive will run from April 1 through to the end of June 2010. In its third year, the Pedigree Adoption Drive continues to raise awareness of animal welfare and encourages Irish dog lovers to adopt a dog from their local shelter or welfare organisation. In addition, for every pack of Pedigree dogfood bought during the Pedigree Adoption Drive, a donation goes to help Irish dogs. The campaign aims to help raise much needed funds for rescue centres nationwide, Pedigree plans to match last year’s achievements by donating €100,000 to Irish dog charities.
To find out more on dog adoption, from how the adoption process works, from training to everyday care, visit www.pedigreeadoptiondrive.ie