10,066 dogs killed in Irish pounds last year
20 May 2009
A total of 10,066 dogs were killed in Irish dog pounds last year. This appalling figure was revealed by Minister John Gormley in response to a Dail Question from Deputy Finian McGrath (see below).
It is unclear what percentage of these dogs were greyhounds or hunting hounds as the breeds of the dogs killed are not recorded.
Parliamentary Questions and Answers