South Dublin County Council has appointed Midland Animal Care Limited to provide Dog Shelter services commencing 1 October 2021. The new pound facility is located at Hollygrove Kennels, Lyons Road, Newcastle, Co. Dublin. Midland Animal Care Ltd. will also provide dog shelter services at the facility for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and Fingal County Councils. Dog Warden services for South Dublin County will continue to be provided by the Council’s two full-time Dog Wardens.
Midland Animal Care Ltd. was established in 2014 to deliver dog shelter services for City and County Councils. The company currently provides this service for Meath, Roscommon, Carlow, Kilkenny, and Clare County Councils. All Midland Animal Care staff members working with dogs on behalf of South Dublin County Council will be trained to veterinary nurse standard or equivalent. The company currently has working arrangements with four registered veterinary practices for the provision of veterinary and animal welfare services. They also proactively work with 15 rescue organisations across Ireland to rehome dogs. The Council looks forward to working with the company to deliver effective, welfare driven dog shelter services for the County.