Dog Control

We aim, through a combination of education and enforcement to promote responsible dog ownership throughout the Borough.


What We Do
  • Investigate complaints regarding straying dogs and impound those found straying.
  • Investigate complaints of dog attacks on people and livestock.
  • Aim to ensure that all dogs kept within the Borough are licensed.
  • Inspect and licence all dog breeding establishments.
  • Investigate complaints relating to dangerous ’dogs’.
  • Investigate complaints relating to dog fouling.
  • Provide an out-of-hours service at weekends and on public holidays for the collection of stray dogs.
  • Provide and maintain dog waste bins throughout the Borough and remove dog waste from affected public areas.
  • Issue penalty notices or, where appropriate, prosecute individuals who breach relevant legislation.


How to Contact Us

Newtownabbey Borough Council

Mossley Mill


BT36 5QA


Telephone: 028 9034 0160

Fax: 028 9034 0077


Web: Dogs Corner




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