Gardai in Kildare Town have reminded pet owners about their obligations under the Control of Dog Act.
All dogs over four months of age must have a dog licence.
Not having a €20 dog licence can result in an on-the-spot fine of €100 - or fine of €2,500 and/or 3 months in jail if prosecuted.
Dog must be under your control outside your home or premises.
Dogs must at all times wear a collar that bears the name and the address of the owner inscribed on it or on a plate, badge or disc.
Failure to have a collar on the pet will result in a €100 fine - or fine of €2,500 and/or 3 months in jail if prosecuted.
Failure to have identification on a dog can result in an on-the-spot fine issued by a dog warden.
More information on the Control of Dogs Act is available here: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/environment/animal_welfare_and_control/control_of_dogs.html
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