Important Notice for Dog Owners
Control of Dogs
In accordance with the Control of Dogs Act 1986-2010 all owners must ensure their dogs are;
- under control when in public (on a lead)
- have an identity tag with contact details for their owner on their collar
- certain dogs must be muzzled and on a strong chain when in public (see dangerous dogs and muzzles, below)
- clean up after the dog if it fouls in a public place and dispose of the deposit in a bin
Fines of €30 for minor breaches of the Act apply but fines of up to €1,905 may apply if the on-the-spot fine is not paid or for more serious breaches of the Control of Dogs Act.
Remember, your dog can be a killer around sheepso keep it under control.
The Dog Warden can seize dogs not under control in a public place and have them impounded. For dogs being reclaimed, the owner must pay the fine for the dog being loose and any other pound costs.
Wexford County Council charges a surrender fee of €20 for the surrender of unwanted dogs to the dog warden.
Control of Dogs
Pets First operate a dog kennels in Ballycarney, Enniscorthy, on behalf of Wexford County Council. The contact number is 05393 88339. Pets First also has a new, re-homing line 083 1300 634.
The dog warden is John Colfer who may be contacted at 087 6293043.
Further information is available from:
- Dangerous Dog Breeds (PDF Document, 217 KB)
- Please click on the link for information on Dangerous Dog breeds including a photo description
- Dangerous Dogs and Muzzles (Word Document, 32 KB)
- Please click on the link for more information on Dangerous Dog breeds that are required to wear a muzzle
- Dog Fouling (PDF Document, 245 KB)
- Please click on the link for more information on Dog Fouling and the Litter Pollution Act