Attention All Dog Owners

Attention Dog OwnersLambing time has now begun.

In the last two weeks, two sheep attacks were reported to
the Dog Warden, one near Annyalla and the other in
Magheracloone.

These attacks cause great cruelty to sheep and lambs.
These attacks result in serious losses for the farmer.

Every year in Monaghan, there are many attacks on sheep by dogs, particularly around lambing time. These attacks cause great cruelty to sheep and lambs. These attacks result in serious losses for the farmer.

Any dog, large or small, may become involved in attacking sheep – MAKE SURE YOUR DOG DOESN’T GET THE CHANCE!

If you own a dog or dogs, you are required to:

  • Keep your dog under control at all times. This means not allowing your dog off your property unaccompanied.
  • Have a microchip certificate of registration which proves that your dog is microchipped and registered to you. (Required since 2016)
  • Ensure that every dog under your control wears a collar bearing the name and address of the owner at all times and that the name and address are legible.
  • Have a current licence for each dog in your possession or a general dog licence to cover all dogs in your possession.  YOU CAN NOW BUY YOUR DOG LICENCE ONLINE AT www.monaghan.ie   

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOG LICENCED, TAGGED, MICROCHIPPED AND UNDER CONTROL.

Brendan Smyth

County Veterinary Officer

16th March 2022