Council awards Clare Dog Warden Service contract

Council awards Clare Dog Warden Service contract

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The majority of dogs impounded in Clare were rehomed or reclaimed
The majority of dogs impounded in Clare were rehomed or reclaimed

Clare County Council today announced the awarding of a 24-month contract to Midland Animal Care Limited, Ballyshane, Cloghan, County Offaly, to run the Clare Dog Warden Service from 1st January 2016.

The contract includes the management of dog control throughout County Clare, and the running of the Dog Shelter at the Gort Road, Ennis, Co. Clare.

In awarding the contract Kieran O’Donnell, Clare County Council’s Procurement Unit said: “Midland Animal Care Limited met all of the criteria which the Council set out in its tender process. Midland Animal Care Limited is also running both the Offaly and Roscommon Dog Warden Services and therefore, has an established track record.”

James Barry, Senior Staff Officer, Environment Directorate, added: “Clare County Council is confident of a seamless transition from the ISPCA to Midland Animal Care Limited. The Council acknowledges the role played by ISPCA in operating the service since the opening of the Clare Dog Shelter in November 1987.”

The successful contractor has confirmed to Clare County Council its decision to maintain the current employment status of the existing Dog Warden and Kennel Assistant.

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Founder and Editor, Mark Dunphy established The Clare Herald in December 2007. The native of Connolly, County Clare, is also founder/operator of Dunphy Public Relations and Irish Weather Online. His media career began in 1999 when he commenced employment with Clare FM after securing a degree in Media & Communications and History from Mary Immaculate College. In 2005, he departed the position of Head of News and Current Affairs to establish Dunphy Public Relations.

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