Control of Dogs Act 1986

Nuisance by barking dogs.

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25. (1) Where, on a complaint being made to the District Court by any person, it appears that a nuisance has been created as a result of excessive barking by a dog, the court may—

( a) order the occupier of the premises in which the dog is kept to abate the nuisance by exercising due control over the dog;

( b) make an order limiting for such period as may be specified in the order the number of dogs to be kept by the respondent on his premises;

( c) direct that the dog be delivered to a dog warden to be dealt with by him in accordance with the provisions of this Act as if the dog were an unwanted dog.

(2) Before any person makes a complaint to the District Court in relation to a nuisance caused by the excessive barking of a dog, he shall serve notice in the prescribed form, within such time as may be specified in the notice, of his intention to make such a complaint on the occupier of the premises in which the dog is kept.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E31

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.02.1999) by Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 442 of 1998), in effect as per reg. 2.

E32

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (28.02.1987) by Control of Dogs (No. 2) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 59 of 1987); revoked (1.02.1999) by Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 442 of 1998), reg. 4 and sch. 1, in effect as per reg. 2.