Control of Dogs Act 1986

Register of seized dogs.

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14. (1) Every local authority shall keep a register of all dogs—

( a) seized by a dog warden employed by it, and

( b) detained by any other person and notified to such dog warden.

(2) Every Superintendent of the Garda Síochána shall keep a register of all dogs—

( a) seized by a member of the Garda Síochána under his control, and

( b) detained by any other person and notified to the member in charge of any Garda Station within his area, and

( c) shot by any person and reported to the member in charge of any Garda Station within his area.

(3) Every register maintained under this section shall contain the following particulars, that is to say:

( a) a description of the dog;

( b) in the case of a dog seized by a dog warden or a member of the Garda Síochána, the date of the seizure of the dog and particulars of the manner in which the dog is disposed of or, as the case may be, destroyed;

( c) in the case of a dog which was detained by any other person, the date of notification of the detention to, as the case may be, the dog warden or the member in charge of the Garda Station concerned, the place where the dog was found, and the place where the dog is detained.

(4) Every register maintained under this section shall be open for inspection at all reasonable times by any interested person.

(5) Every entry in a register maintained under this section shall be retained therein for a period of not less than one year.