PICTURE GALLERY: Heartbreaking: Kilkenny dog pound under serious pressure with 33 dogs looking for homes

Can you help by adopting or fostering a dog?

Mary Cody


Mary Cody



Thirty three dogs are currently in the Carlow/Kilkenny dog shelter and they desperately need to be re-homed.

The figure is one of the highest seen in the shelter which is now full to capacity.  

There are dogs at the shelter of all shapes and sizes, with loving and kind temperaments and staff at the shelter are on hand to advise what dog would best suit your lifestyle and home.

Figures for 2016 from the Department of Rural and Community Development on euthanized dogs – which in Kilkenny was well below the national average – with six dogs been euthanised.

The local authority shares a Dog Shelter with Carlow County Council which is located at Garryduff, Paulstown.

According to the Department, of the 262 stray and unwanted dogs in Kilkenny in 2016 only six were surrendered and sixteen were seized while 240 of the canines were strays entering the pound.

The shelter is located on the Old Dublin Road and is open until 4pm. For more information and to find out how to adopt or foster a dog you can contact Protecting Pound Dogs at protectingpounddogs@gmail.com

Elaine Scott, of Protecting Pound Dogs asked people to consider fostering and added that all dogs are vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered (while in foster care).