Limerick City & County Council enforces the Control of Horses Act, 1996 and the
Dog Licences are now administrated by An Post, either at your local post office branch or online at Licences.ie.
Dog Licences are now administrated by An Post and can be purchased at your local post office branch or online at Licences.ie.
The Limerick Dog Shelter assists as many dogs as possible in the Limerick area to find their new home or a space within a rescue centre, and to reunite lost/found dogs with their owners.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Dog Shelter is operating on an appointment only basis.
An authorised person or a member of the Garda Síochána may seize horses in accordance with Section 37 of the Control of Horses Act, 1996. Under the Limerick City and County Council (Control of Horses) Bye-Laws, 2017 seized horses are detained for five days from the date of seizure.
The register of dogs seized by Limerick City and County Council Dog Wardens or detained by any other person and notified to the Dog Wardens.
Dog breeding establishments are premises where no less than six bitches more than six months old and capable of being used for breeding purposes are kept.