Athy Gardaí and Kildare County Council's Dog Wardens Service carried out an operation in the Dun Brinn area of Athy yesterday in a bid to control the number of stray dogs in the area.
It is understood that several stray dogs were seized during the course of the operation.
By law, all stray dogs must go to the Kildare Dog Pound (or the Wicklow Dog Pound if found in Wicklow) where they have to stay for at least 5 working days to allow the owners a chance to reclaim them.
If no owner comes forward in that time, the KWWSPCA or another Animal Rescue, is allowed to take them out of the Pound and legally rehome them.
Gardai in Athy are urging dog owners to be responsible and to ensure that their dogs are under control at all times.
"Stray dogs are a nuisance, a health hazard and can be dangerous. Please keep you dogs under control," they warned.
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