Ennis Dog Shelter

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What is it?

As an Animal lover and former pet owner, Cllr Johnny Flynn is committed to advocating for the protection of Animals. His advocacy has helped to improve the situation with stray and unwanted dogs in Ennis through working with the Ennis Animal Shelter and raising public awareness. His proposal for the development of a Dog Park in Ennis helps to support pet owners and encourage rehoming of unwanted dogs.

What does it mean for you?

In response to community concerns about stray and unwanted dogs, Cllr Johnny Flynn has been monitoring the facilities in the Ennis Dog Shelter and working towards safeguarding Animal Welfare in Clare since 2014. He has undertaken regular visits, analysed the procedures in line with the Control of Dogs Act and encouraged transparency from the management of the Shelter.  

Since 2016, the Shelter has been manged by Midland Animal Care Ltd since who have an experienced and caring staff and a Vet on call 24/7. This tender is up for review at the end of 2018 and Cllr Johnny Flynn will continue to advocate for animal welfare during this decision-making process. 

The encouragement for investment in the facilities has resulted in new outdoor kennels, improved heating equipment and increase in storage facilities. 

Based on the figures supplied to us there has been great movement in the issue of stray and unwanted dogs in Ennis: 

  • Total number of Dogs to come through the Shelter has fallen by 5% in 2017 from previous year
  • Total number of Rehomed Dogs has increased by 18% in 2017 compared to previous year
  • The number of dogs put to sleep in the Ennis Dog Shelter fell by 85% in 2017 vs 2016