Council Dog Warden Joanne
Leathem with a stray dog who is
looking for a new home.
LISBURN City Council is seeking homes for
stray or unwanted dogs they currently have in their Dog Pound,
including a one-year-old female Collie.
The Collie was found by local businesswoman
Gillian Shannon last Saturday in Castle Street. "The dog was
darting in and out of traffic in Castle Street and I was really
worried she was going to get knocked down.
"I managed to catch her and took her to the
pound but she desperately needs a new home. I would love to have
her myself but I don't think my cat would be very happy about
"I would appeal to anyone who thinks they can
offer this lovely dog a home to get in touch with the Dog Warden
as soon as possible."
Roger Boyd, Senior Dog Warden added his voice
to Miss Shannon's appeal. "Although the Council's Dog Control
Service expresses caution to anyone considering getting a dog
for Christmas, with just over four weeks left to Christmas any
dog would be well settled in their new home in time for the
It is important to remember the well-known
adage of 'a dog is for life'."
As well as the one-year-old female Collie
available for re-homing, the Dog Pound also has a range of
breeds and ages of dogs available.
There are also a number of older dogs that
may be easier to settle instead of introducing a young puppy
into your home.
If you decide to give a dog a home the Dog Wardens will be
happy to offer advice and assistance to help you choose a dog to
match your circumstances. When a dog is selected for rehoming it
will be vaccinated, spayed or neutered and
micro-chipped for a total of £15. There is also the
additional cost of a one-year dog licence.
The Lisburn City Council's Dog Pound in Altona
Road, is open between 12:30pm and 2:30pm Monday – Friday, or by
appointment between 9.00am – 5.00pm. The Dog Wardens can be
contacted on 9260 0804.