Ashton Dog Pound in Dublin under investigation for animal welfare incident 3 months ago

Ashton Dog Pound in Dublin under investigation for animal welfare incident

The dog pound is currently investigation.

Gardaí are investigating allegations in relation to the improper use of veterinary drugs at Ashton Dog Pound in west Dublin.

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Green Party councillors wrote to Dublin City Council last week asking that the council's contract with the dog pound be reviewed.

Their letter states: "It has come to our attention that there has been ongoing concerns in relation to animal welfare in the Ashton Dog Pound in Dublin 15 over a number of years.

"I would request that Dublin City Council be prepared to review their contract with this provider and seek alternative services."

Gardaí have since confirmed that the pound is currently under investigation.

Over the weekend, Gardaí transferred 32 dogs to the Ashton pound, after the dogs had been seized from a property in Dublin.

The dogs, who were believed to have been stolen, and have been valued at more than €120,000, were seized in searches in Swords.

Ashton Dog Pound said on Monday that it was in the process of scanning the dogs for microchip information, before making attempts to reunite the dogs with their owners.

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