Responsible Dog Ownership

Members of Mountmellick Tidy Towns in Mountmellick for the launch of the Laois County Council Environment Section dog fouling awareness week 26 to 30 March. Picturte: Alf Harvey.

Laois County Council actively encourage and promote responsible dog ownership.

Our new Responsible Dog Ownership Booklet is a free guide on how to become a better dog owner and focuses on the importance of cleaning up dog fouling, dog control, dog licences/tags and identifies what you can do if you are troubled with excessive noise caused by dog barking.

The booklet is available to download here: Responsible Dog Ownership Booklet and is currently being distributed with dog licence reminders.  Additional copies are also available at various Vet Surgeries and from the Environment Section (Phone 057 867 4332).

Litter Enforcement Officers will be conducting foot patrols and will highlight that not cleaning up after your dog is subject to an On The Spot Litter Fine of €150.  Signage highlighting this fact has been placed in various locations around the County.  Free pooper scooper biodegradable bags are available from the Environment Section on 057 8674332.

Further information on Animal Welfare is available to view here: Animal Welfare 


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