Did You Know?

During 2009 a number of complaints were received from tourists about dog fouling in the city. Pooper Scoopers can be purchased at the Environment Section, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny (056 7794470) or locally at Veterinary Surgeries.


In 2008, 387 stray dogs had been seized/surrendered by the Dog Warden Service in Kilkenny. 120 dogs were rehomed / reclaimed. You will agree that these are very disturbing statistics so don’t let your puppy become one of them!


2003 Dog Fouling – Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2009 makes it an offence for the person in charge of a dog not to clean up when the dog fouls in certain public places such as any public road, shopping centre, school or sports ground, playing field, recreational or leisure area and the curtilage of a dwelling where the occupier has not consented to the presence of a dog within the curtilage.  On the spot fines of €125 apply to a maximum fine of €3,000.