Re-homing pets in Ireland sometimes means shipping them overseas.

Apparently our friends in the UK have come up with a great word for “to find a new home for homeless pets.” It’s re-home. You’ll see it a lot in this article. Isn’t that clever?

-Kitty Mowmow


A recent report has highlighted how thousands of animals are being shipped out of Ireland for re-homing by Irish animal rescue centres.

The survey carried out by animal rights group Anvil revealed that almost 40 per cent of rescued animals in Ireland are being sent overseas because animal sanctuaries cannot find homes for them.

And these figures not only apply to rescue centres across the country but also to animal centres in the Kilkenny area.

The Inistioge Puppy Rescue centre look after about 1,000 dogs each year where up to 40 per cent of the dogs are shipped over to Sweden and England for re-homing.

Mullinahone based dog rescue centre PAWS send 95 per cent of their dogs abroad every year for re-homing and last year alone sent 600 dogs abroad.

The centre, which receives a lot of strays from the Callan and Windgap areas caters for up to 75 dogs at any given time while it searches for new homes for them.

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