14,559 dogs taken into Irish dog pounds last year according to Department of Environment.

14,559 dogs taken into Irish dog pounds last year according to Department of Environment.




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The Department of the Environment stated that animal rescue organisation saved 43% (6,238 animals) of these dogs.

The amount of stray dogs being put into pounds dropped by under 1,000.

Last year, 2,896 dogs were put to sleep, a 620 decrease from 2013 figures.

A total number of 62 dogs died of natural causes.

Of the rest of the dogs, 3,129 dogs were re-homed and owners reclaimed 2,252 dogs.

However more actions are needed to be taken to decrease the amount of stray dogs in Ireland.

A comprehensive list of figures by county can be viewed here.

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