Dogs Trust Received 235 Reques...


Dogs Trust Received 235 Requests For Returns After Christmas


07:53 19 Mar 2020

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Dogs Trust received 235 requests to return a pet after Christmas this year.

That adds up to about six requests a day for the month following the festivities.

While it's a 36% reduction on previous years, but the charity says it's still concerning.

The Centre have specialist facilities for pregnant dogs.

Banana, a heavily pregnant Lurcher arrived the Rehoming Centre in Finglas just before she gave birth.

She had nine puppies and they are adorable.

Karla Dunne, Head of Operations, says they have a Mutt-ernity wing for pregnant dogs to have their puppies.

"We are seeing a lot of vulnerable dogs coming through our doors, which is so incredibly heart-breaking as many of the dogs we have taken in have been pregnant. Thankfully we have a purpose built ‘Mutt-ernity Wing’ to care for pregnant dogs and give them a safe space to give birth."



Dogs Pictured is Bibi who was born in their whelping wing after their mum ‘Banana’ gave birth to nine puppies.

Public Rehoming Centre Is Closed For Now

So Dogs Trust have closed their facilities to the public following Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's announcement on Thursday.

More information on doggie rehoming is available on the Dogs Trust website.

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