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Nine dogs saved from death

The dogs from Carrick – which TheJournal.ie wrote about earlier this week – have all been offered accommodation.

Image: Carrick Dog Shelter via Facebook

NINE DOGS THAT were due to be put down at Carrick Dog Shelter earlier this afternoon have been saved.

A pound in Monaghan were going to have to put down the dogs – which ranged in age from just 16 weeks to eight years old – but thankfully they’ve all been offered homes or rescue spaces after their stories appeared on TheJournal.ie on Tuesday.

However, it isn’t all good news.

Speaking about the last-ditch call from the Carrick shelter, spokesperson for Dogs Trust told TheJournal.ie that the fear of having to put animals to sleep because of a lack of space is a good example of what’s happening in pounds all over the country.

In Ireland, 15 dogs are destroyed on average everyday. That’s 5,500 a year. To compare, in Scotland that number is just 500.

A spokesperson from the ISPCA said “any sort of animal is not a suitable gift to give.

“It is a big responsibility and it certainly is not something to surprise someone with, whatever time of the year it is.”

Thankfully the nine dogs from Carrick have been saved but this problem is far from over.

Carrick Dog shelter have got in touch with the newsteam here to say “a massive thanks from us on behalf of nine very happy pound dogs!”

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