Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (184)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Ceist:

184. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied with the condition of dog pounds here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18185/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The control and management of pounds is, in accordance with the Pounds (Provision and Maintenance)  Act 1935, an operational matter within the remit of each local authority within  its functional area and is recorded in the county registrar. My Department works closely with local authorities to ensure that optimum animal welfare standards are maintained.  Should there be concerns regarding a particular establishment, it is recommended that contact to be made with my Department’s Animal Welfare Helpline on Call Save 0761064408; phone 016072379; Email animalwelfare@agriculture.gov.ie.