Control of Dogs Act 1986

Offences and penalities.

27

F22 [ 27. (1) A person who

( a ) keeps or takes or transfers possession of a dog contrary to section 2 of this Act, or

( b ) fails to comply with the provisions of section 9 (1) or 10 or subsection (1) or (2) of section 13 of this Act, or

( c ) fails to produce a licence when requested so to do under section 16 of this Act, or

( d ) is in breach of any bye-law under section 17 of this Act, or

( e ) keeps a dog when he is disqualified for holding a licence under section 18 of this Act, or

( f ) is in breach of any regulation under section 19 of this Act, or

( g ) permits the carcase of any livestock to remain unburied contrary to section 24 of this Act,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding F23 [ £ 1,500 ] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F22

Substituted (1.02.1999) by Control of Dogs (Amendment) Act 1992 (13/1992), s. 9, S.I. No. 443 of 1998.

F23

Substituted (10.07.2006) by Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), s. 211(2), S.I. No. 361 of 2006.

Editorial Notes:

E33

In subs. (2), the fine of £1,500 is translated into a Class C fine of up to €2,500 (1.01.2002) by Euro Changeover (Amounts) Act 2001 (16/2001), s. 1 and sch. 1, commenced as per s. 1, and (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3 and 6, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.