MEMBERS OF Carlow County Council questioned the value for money of the local dog warden service which jointly costs Carlow and Kilkenny councils €105,000 each year.
Cllr. Wayne Fennell said he was annoyed that he couldn't get in contact with the local dog warden as his mobile number isn't available to councillors and Cllr. Des Hurley asked, 'Is the dog warden value for money? He is rarely seen.' The members were informed that 6,252 dog licenses were issued in 2012.
'Does that represent a true population of dogs in the county?' asked Cllr. Hurley. 'Is there anything more we can do?' Cllr . John Pender called for a meeting between the members and the warden to discuss costs.
Cllr. Caroline Townsend said she found the warden helpful whenever contacted.