Dog Owners Fined for Actions of Pet Dog

Thursday, 6 June, 2019

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the conviction on four charges under the Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 of two dog owners whose husky type dog attacked and injured livestock belonging to a UFU member in the Lisburn area.  The District Judge also imposed court control conditions on the dog.

Reflecting on the outcome of the Court case UFU Deputy President Victor Chestnutt said: “It is encouraging to see our local dog wardens and Council’s taking action against irresponsible dog owners and this case again highlights the seriousness of incidences of Livestock Worrying.  I very much welcome the action taken against the owners of the dog involved in this case and I would again use this opportunity to remind all dog owners that a farmer can take action to protect his/her flock and/or herd and this can involve shooting the dog involved.”

The Ulster Farmers’ Union would again encourage all members to ensure that all incidences of livestock worrying are reported to their local dog warden via any of the telephone numbers below:

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council: 078 4197 0084

Ards and North Down Borough Council: 030 0013 3333 or 028 9182 4005

Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council: 0300 0300 900

Belfast City Council: 028 9027 0431

Causeway Coast & Glens Council: 077 7593 8003, 078 5057 0763, 077 9416 5161 or 078 8970 7083

Derry and Strabane Council: 07734128096

Fermanagh and Omagh Council: 077 1824 8111

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council: 078 9987 6081

Mid Ulster Council: Contact via PSNI

Mid and East Antrim Council: 028 25 633 120

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council: 07967571387