We do whatever is possible to rescue unwanted dogs from our local Dog Pound and give them a second chance at life.
Dogs end up at the pound for a number of reasons. A stray dog in the pound has 5 days to be reclaimed or re-homed (Control of Dogs Act, 1986). A dog surrendered by it’s owners may be euthanised immediately. Louth County Council does it’s best to rehome dogs but unfortunately due to the sheer volume of dogs entering the pound many dogs are listed for euthanasia to accommodate new arrivals.
These are dogs that DDR rescue and take into our care.
The official Dept. of the Environmental Dog Control Figures shows that Louth now has the second lowest destruction rate in Ireland (7%). This figure was over 75% prior to DDR being founded.
We do not have our own premises so we mind the dogs until a place can be found for them in a rehoming rescue. We rely heavily on people to help us by fostering our dogs until the next stage of their journey begins. If we cannot find a fosterer we pay for kennelling. The rescue runs up huge costs each month, with most of our funds being used for kennelling, transport and vet bills.
We are part of the “All for Animals” umbrella fundraising project. This is comprised of 17 small animal welfare groups. Together we provide a safe haven for an estimated 10,000 dogs each year.
Monetary Donations are also supplemented by a DAFM Government Grant Award. The recent grant expired at the end of 2018.
We encourage responsible dog ownership and advocate the vaccination, micro chipping and neuter/spaying of family pets.
Who We Are
Dundalk Dog Rescue is an entirely voluntary non-profit making organisation set up in 2005 by a group of ordinary people in the community of Dundalk, Co. Louth and the surrounding areas.
Our aim is to do whatever is possible to rescue unwanted dogs from our local Dog Pound and give them a second chance at life. We all have full-time jobs and any work we do for the rescue is unpaid in our own time.
Our Committee Members
Chairperson : Paddy Monahan
Secretary : Edel Halpin
Treasurer : Ann Moore
Member : Ann Monahan