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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Madra

This year
Dog Behaviourist: We have a dog welfare crisis in Ireland that we can no longer ignore
Suzi Walsh tackles the reality behind the ‘cute puppy’ trends and asks those looking for dogs to adopt, not shop.
Dog behaviourist: A dog's separation anxiety is similar to a human's panic attack
Dogs live in the moment so those that suffer from this type of anxiety believe they are permanently separated from their human carers, writes Suzi Walsh.
Last year
Former rugby player Damian Browne welcomed home by crowds at Port of Galway
Browne spent 112 days at sea and travelled over 3,450 nautical miles.
All time
16 malnourished puppies seized in Co Galway
Of the 16 dogs that were rescued, six have died.
This is Hannah, and this week she took one last trip to the vet
We took her home from a rescue shelter after a life of abuse. Other dogs aren’t so lucky.
14,559 dogs came into Irish pounds last year, here's what happened the ones in your county
2,896 dogs were put to sleep – a drop of 620 from 2013.
'The worst we've ever seen': Dog rescue closes because it has too many unwanted animals
MADRA, a charity based in Galway, has had to close for only the second time since it opened ten years ago.
A puppy adoption day is on in Galway this weekend
All potential adopters will be asked to complete a questionnaire and will have a home check.
How could you not adopt one of these dogs?
Warning: Candidates in today’s Galway adoption day making puppy dog eyes at you.
Column: Running a dog rescue centre doesn’t involve frolicking with puppies all day
Running a charity dog rescue centre is physically very demanding, and can cost as much as €150,000 per year – but it has helped reduce the number of dogs being put to sleep by pounds by over 75 per cent in some areas, writes Marina Fiddler.
Dog rescue charity hosting 24-hour 'adoptathon'
In photos: some of the dogs searching for homes at this week’s event.