County Wexford put the most amount of dogs to sleep in 2014.

Recently-released dog welfare statistics show that County Wexford euthanised more dogs than any other county in 2014.

The statistics, which were made available by the Department of the Environment, show that County Wexford put 446 dogs to sleep in 2014.

The administrative areas with the highest levels of dog euthanasia were County Wexford (446), County Limerick (308), County Clare (270) and County Cork (223).

The figures also show that County Wexford captured the most amount of dogs last year, with 862 ‘stray and unwanted’ dogs being seized by wardens throughout the county. This is noticeably larger than the local authority in South Dublin, which seized 696 dogs.

The full statistics are available on the Department of the Environment’s website at