Micro-chipping is a simple way to make sure your dog can be identified if it is separated from you.
Under the Control of Dogs Act, 1986, all local authorities are responsible for the control of dogs. Local authorities have the power to appoint dog wardens, provide dog shelters, seize dogs, impose on-the-spot fines and take court proceedings against owners
Under Section 22 (of the Litter Pollution Act, 1997) , it is not an offence to allow a dog under your control to foul in a public place, however it is an offence to let your dog foul and fail to remove and dispose of the foul subsequently.
See attached link for annual statistics provided by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government on Dog Control in Offaly and in other Local Authorities.
When making a dog related complaint, please provide the following details:
Information on Dog Breeding Establishments and the Register of Dog Breeding Establishments in Offaly.
How to deal with excessive noise due to a barking dog.
Dog control during lambing season
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., relaunched a Department of Agriculture advertisement, reminding dog owners that sheep worrying by dogs remains as big an issue as ever, particularly during lambing season.
Offaly Dog Pound is always looking for suitable homes for stray or unwanted dogs. Please contact the Dog Pound on (057) 9351181 for information on dogs currently seeking a home.
The Dog Warden may pick up dogs that are in a public place and are not accompanied by their owner or a responsible person.Dogs that are not under proper control may also be seized by the dog warden and the Gardaí and brought to the dog pound.