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Discussion in 'Dog Rescue and Adoption' started by jenniferx, Jul 2, 2009.


  1. jenniferx

    jenniferx PetForums VIP

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    Just wanted to highlight this website for those local to the area:

    Craigavon Dogs.

    This is a pound in Northern Ireland, Portadown.
    It's updated most days. There is always such a variety. Even with the sorts you wouldn't expect. In the last load of months there were at least two bichons, very tiny yorkie, chihuahuas etc... There's a cavalier in there now.

    There were also two litters of pups and their mothers. I think strays are in for 5 days before their time is up and surrenders just the two. :(
     
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    Just wanted to bump this up as there is presently an interesting bunch in the pound at the minute inc. all the usual mixes-labs/collies/terrier types and

    x2 Boxers
    x2 Irish Wolfhounds
    x2 Rotties
    1 Doberman
    1 German Pointer
    1 English Bull Terrier

    All dogs just £10, upon 'Out Date'. NB: Dogs are strays/surrenders and thus there isn't always much, if any, info on them.
     
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    I wish i lived in Ireland. Actually maybe its a good thing i don't. There are more and more pedigrees in pounds. Poor things.
     
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    I know, it's very sad. You are more or less guaranteed to find border collies, rotties, labs, JRT's at any given time.

    They sometimes have more unusual breeds like- Irish Water Spaniels.
     
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    same here!


    those poor dogs look so scared and lost!

    do any of those dogs come over to Scotland, England or Wales?
     
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    oh sadly their is many sites that are similar to the one that i posted :(

    i shall not post anymore, for now anyway!

    :nonod::nonod:
     
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    wish i lived closer, i`m desperate to find a new dog who will fit in well here. i could have given a home to one of those poor dogs
     
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    do any of those dogs come over to Scotland, England or Wales?[/QUOTE]

    Yes! Our boy Paddy (!) was brought over to Wales by Many Tears rescue, who do a life-saving trip to Ireland whenever they have space, bringing 50 or so dogs of various types and ages back each time. Apparently it's easier to rehome dogs in the UK than Ireland, and the destruction stats make very depressing reading (91% in Limerick where Paddy was from).

    I'm very sad for all the dogs on the Craigavon site who are due to "leave" the kennel today.:crying:
     
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    For Craigavon I am not entirely sure. There are some small rescue groups that I know collect dogs from the pounds weekly and from the shelters. They end up in Dogs Trust Evesham or Kenilworth as far as I know.

    As with a lot of council pounds, some dogs featured on that particular page do end up PTS as I know people who have contacted them only to find out that they have already been put down. It is heartbreaking stuff.
     
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    Odd - not a single staffie - so used to seeing the english pounds chock full of staffies .
     
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    god thats so sad :(

    does the ''due to leave kennel date' mean day of PTS??

    wish we could save them all :(
     
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    if they haven't found a rescue that will take them then yes it does :(
    usually after the 7 day period. :(
     
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    I'd say Staffies appear with medium level frequency through this particular pound. Probably about the same as GSD's. That said, in the shelter I volunteer at I can't remember the last time I even saw a staffie in the last load of months. But they are always coming down in lab and collie crosses.

    And yes, the date that is listed is the end of the road for some of the dogs, sadly. For dogs that have been surrendered by their owners I believe it is reduced to two days. If the kennels are not busy they will not PTS until the space is required by an incomer. It varies but there is an average of three new dogs a day. The page is updated every day (not weekends or bank holidays).
     
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    So sad, lots of nice looking dogs and 2 Irish wolfhounds at that Irish pound this week :( really hope they get a home/rescue place.
     
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    For anyone that saw this thread before the wolfies have been taken down before their seven days so they have been reclaimed.

    More Poundies.
    As well as Craigavon there is.....

    (Prices vary- All NI except Louth)

    Antrim
    Antrim Borough Council :: Residents :: Dogs Alone

    Downpatrick have dogs and puppies

    Adults
    Update Downpatrick Dog Pound Has Adult Dogs And Puppies For Rehoming. Ing Downpatrick Belfast dogs and puppies for sale

    Pups
    Puppies For Rehoming At Downpatrick Dog Pound inc. Border Collies and Spaniel X Lab Downpatrick Belfast dogs and puppies for sale

    Newtownabbey
    Newtownabbey Borough Council - Dogs: Dogs Looking for a New Home

    Louth Pound (South of the Border)
    Louth Local Authorities - Dogpound
     
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    Wish i could rescue one :(
     
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    There is a german shepherd in Craigavon Pound (amonst others !!!). Can anyone help them?
     
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