New €140 charge for lifetime Dog Licence

first_imgPrint A new lifetime Dog Licence is to be introduced from January 1 next…at a cost of €140. Meanwhile, the cost of the annual Dog Licence will increase from the current €12.70 to €20.  This, says Minister Phil Hogan, it the first increase in the annual Dog Licence since 1998. He said that the increase was in line with the increase in the Consumer Price index and was appropriate given the costs of maintaining the dog control services, adding that the fee of €20 was a very modest annual charge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He welcomed the strong provisions of the Act, stating that these regulations would control the establishment and operation of dog breeding establishments across the country.“Owners and operators of all dog breeding establishments should strive to achieve the highest possible standards.  “Breeders acknowledge that the welfare and performance of their dogs go hand in hand.  The Guidelines published alongside the legislation will enable people to see the standards that are required”. The majority of dog breeding establishments in the country, he added, were well run and the owners and operators maintain high standards.  “However, I am well aware of problems with a small number of establishments.  This legislation will deal with these operators, who seem to have no respect for the animals that they use for breeding purposes”.He went on to say that owners and operators of good quality establishments where dogs are well treated have absolutely nothing to fear from these regulations.The establishments will have a lead in time of six months to apply to their Local Authority to be included in the register of dog breeding establishments.  As with other dog control issues, Local Authorities will be responsible for the implementation of the legislation locally.The cost of a General Dog Licence for owners of multiple dogs will be €400.  As with the Lifetime Dog Licences, the General Dog Licence can be purchased from the Local Authorities rather than at Post Offices. NewsLocal NewsNew €140 charge for lifetime Dog LicenceBy admin – December 21, 2011 609 Advertisement Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleManager extends retail incentive schemeNext articleAppeal for information on 2008 murder adminlast_img

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