Clare County Council has awarded a 24-month contract to Midland Animal Care Limited, from County Offaly, to run the Clare Dog Warden Service from January 1.
The successful contractor has confirmed to the council its decision to maintain the current employment status of the existing dog warden and kennel assistant.
The contract includes the management of dog control throughout Clare, and the running of the dog shelter at the Gort Road, Ennis.
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.”