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127 dogs were euthanized in Kerry last year.

According to Dog Control Statistics issued by the Department of the Environment 74 greyhounds and 499 stray and unwanted dogs and entered pounds in the county in 2015.

Of the 499 stray or unwanted dogs in Kerry pounds, 46 were reclaimed and 140 were re-homed.Abandoned dog

237 were transferred to dog welfare groups while 82 were euthanized.

73 greyhounds were surrendered to Kerry pounds in 2015 plus one greyhound which was seized.

Of that number, one greyhound was reclaimed – none were re-homed.

33 of these greyhounds were transferred to dog welfare groups.

45 were euthanized.