Duties of the Dog Warden

County Council meeting


To ask the Chief Executive to outline the duties of the Council’s dog warden?
The Dog Warden service looks after stray and unwanted dogs and enforcement in relation to the Control of Dogs Acts. Please see links to the Control of Dogs Act, 1986, and the Control of Dogs (Amendment) Act, 1992.
The Dog warden duties are outlined below
• Daily routine patrols of the Council’s administrative area.
• Door to door licence inspections and issuing of licences.
• Impounding stray and uncontrolled dogs including taking prompt action when there is a stray, restricted breed dog or alleged dangerous dog loose or uncontrolled in a public place
• Enforcement of Control of Dogs Legislation.
• Issuing 10 day notices & fines .
• Attending court and giving evidence on behalf of the Council in cases arising from prosecutions taken under the Control of Dogs Act.
• Liaising with Gardai and services provided by other Local Authority Departments where this is deemed necessary
• Working and liaising with the Council’s appointed dog pound service provider.
• Submitting reports to the Council as required
• Investigation of dog biting incidents.
• Assistance to the veterinary practitioner in the examination of dogs.

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