Mid Ulster Owners Fined For Failing To License Dogs

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Mid Ulster District Council is reminding dog owners of the importance of licensing dogs after two residents were fined this week for failing to do so.

Fines for Failure

A woman was fined £240 and ordered to pay costs of £217 (total £457) at Dungannon Magistrates Court on Monday 14 May 2018 for failing to license three dogs in her ownership. In a second case, another woman was also fined £90 and ordered to pay costs of £92 (total £182) for failure to license one dog in her ownership.

Speaking after the proceedings Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Ronan McGinley, said: “These cases act as a very timely reminder of the importance of ensuring all dogs are properly licensed. The Council treats all licencing offences very seriously and will take appropriate legal action when necessary. I would encourage all dog owners in Mid Ulster to demonstrate responsible ownership and ensure their dogs are licensed- with the online system now in place this has never been easier.”

For more information on dog licencing, or to license your dog online, visit here or contact Environmental Health on 03000 132 132 or email: environmentalhealth@midulstercouncil.org.