MADRA Press Release - April 4th, 2013
The recently published Department of the Environment Dog Control statistics for 2012 once again highlights the number of irresponsible and careless dog owners living in our community.
In county Galway a 23% increase in the number of dogs coming through the pound system was reported with an extra 65 dogs being taken in, bringing the total number to 417 - in county Mayo there was an 11% increase.
MADRA works with both local authorities and has helped to reduce the put to sleep (PTS) rate in both counties. Since 2005 the county Galway PTS rate has fallen from 83% to 14%. Similarly in county Mayo MADRA has helped the Council to reduce its put to sleep rate from 72% in 2008 to 11% in 2012.
Read more: Dog Control Statistics 2012