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Dogs & Animal Welfare

The Council is responsible for dog control issues, including dog licensing, stray dogs, complaints about barking dogs and dog fouling.

The Council is also responsible for the welfare of certain animals and promotes responsible dog ownership. The related documents section below contains some useful advice on being a responsible dog owner. 

The Council Kennels are located at Drumbonaway Dog Kennels and Re-homing Centre. Tel: 028 8773 8861. (You can see some of the typical dogs recused by the Centre on Facebook, search for Mid Ulster Re-homing Centre).


The Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 makes provision for the licensing of dogs.  Article 52 of the Order requires Councils to provide information relating to the operating of the Order as required by the Department.  This information is provided by Councils on a quarterly basis, collated and held by the Department. The latest set of statistics are available below. 


Related Documents