This is awful news.
Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.) announced yesterday that they won’t be advertising or taking in any more surrenders until further notice as they are at full capacity.
Taking to Facebook to make the announcement, Cork DAWG mentioned that there are very few surrender dogs without issues and they need to be assessed properly:
“We wont be advertising or taking in any surrenders until further notice. Its impossible to home dogs properly when they dont come into our care. There are very few surrenders without issue and they need to be assessed properly.
“We have one or two to advertise and then unfortunately we have to put a stop to it until we have space to take dogs in. We never could have predicted how bad things would be and the only beings suffering are the poor dogs being moved from pillar to post. Its our responsibility now to do right by the dogs we are committed to and once we have space we can take more dogs in.”
The announcement comes after the organisation had warned last month that they were overwhelmed with dogs due to a huge increase in owner surrenders which has continued to increase since the pandemic.
The organisation’s mission is to rescue Cork’s abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and to re-home every dog they rescue. They rely on the public to foster and adopt surrender dogs and also rely on donations and volunteer work to meet this mission. If you would like to help in any way, check out their website and be sure to follow their Facebook for more updates.