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The number of stray and unwanted dogs seized by Mayo County Council increased sharply in 2014, according to the latest figures on dog control released by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Local dog rescue group MADRA saved 474 dogs from pounds in 2014 - representing eight per cent of all dogs transferred to rescue organisations across the country.
See the picture with this article? It shows about 50 dogs. Not rabid strays. Not unkempt mongrels. All of these dogs in this photo were rescued by MADRA from being “put to sleep” in April alone. In Galway. That’s just one month. If you look at the picture again and double it, what you will see is the approximate number of dogs that are put to sleep in our city pound each year. Funded by ourselves. A sad indictment that so many animals abandoned through no fault of their own have to be killed, no matter how humanely the process is described or how Disneyified the ‘put to sleep” scenario sounds. Bottom line is Fido doesn’t wake up.
In normal circumstances, the old adage that a pet is not just for Christmas applies, but that is about to change in the west.
Galway dog rescue charity MADRA has been forced to close its doors for the month of November as the number of stray and unwanted dogs in county Galway reaches an all-time high.
The Sports Hall at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) on the Dublin Road will provide the venue for the MADRA dog adoption day this Saturday, October 4, from 12 – 4pm.
Local dog rescue charity MADRA will hold a Puppy Adoption Day at its charity shop in An Fiontarlann, Westside this Sunday, June 8 from 12 noon to 4pm.
A dog adoption day will take place at Trusty Pet Pals dog day care centre in Briarhill Business Park on Saturday, April 12, from 12 to 4pm.
A dog adoption day will take place at Trusty Pet Pals dog day care centre in Briarhill Business Park on Saturday, January 25 , from 12 to 4 pm.
Plans for Moate and Midlands Dog Rescue (MMDR) are a step closer as local volunteers come forward in their droves to offer financial and practical help.