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Louth County Council Dog Pound Launch First Dedicated Facebook Page

Louth County Council Dog Pound has a new dedicated Facebook page which launched over the last week.

One of the busiest local authority pounds in the county, the Louth County Council facility is now more accessible than ever, with daily postings on new arrivals of dogs, pups and updates on those available for rehoming.

The launch has already proved a success story for one cute pooch, French Bulldog ‘Pierrot’ who arrived into the pound as a stray. Within a day of making his debut on the new Facebook page, his new owners had contacted the pound to express their interest, and he has since been successfully rehomed.

Louth County Veterinarian Garrett Shine welcomed the launch:

“We are delighted to have launched a Facebook page to support our website presence. This increases the reach of the Pound and further promotes the re-homing of stray and unwanted dogs, as well as facilitating reclaims, as lost dogs get reunited with their owners. It has certainly proved valuable for this little Bulldog, who has been at the pound for the last two weeks, but within a few hours of posting onto the Facebook page, where the power of social media is harnessed with the post eventually reaching 4,734 by sharing, he was on his way to finding a lovely new home.’’

He added that the new Facebook page is an important step in achieving the council’s mission to promote responsible animal ownership, along with highlighting sustainability and biodiversity at the Louth County Council Pound.

Based at Whiterath, Dromiskin, the custom built pound is one of the best of its type anywhere in the country.

Sustainability is a significant  feature of the facility, with wind turbine and PV panels contributing to 10% of energy use. Later this year a project is set to go ahead to mount substantially more PV panels to the roof area, to raise sustainability to over 50%. In addition, the oil fired heating has been replaced with a heat pump and the two dog warden vans have been replaced with two fully electric vehicles.

Garrett Shine added: “Biodiversity is a strong feature of the site and we currently have a set aside piece of ground that has not been touched in over 25 years and  is naturally re-wilding. In the future, we aim to sympathetically and carefully develop this site as a visitor biodiversity park, by adding in a larger pond with facilities to educate, such as pond –dipping. Also the wildlife in the area will be catalogued using wildlife cameras.”

Log on to Facebook and ‘like’ the ‘Louth County Council Dog Pound’ to keep up to date with all the latest news.


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