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Veterinary Department

The aim of Mayo County Council Veterinary Department is to work with local Food Business Operators to help them achieve and maintain the highest standards of food safety. We are actively involved in combating zoonotic diseases i.e. diseases transmittable between animals and humans. We also have a direct input into the elimination of Notifiable Diseases.

The food safety work is carried out under a Service Contract with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), with particular emphasis on hygiene and traceability.

Dog Warden Service

Under the Control of Dogs Act 1986 all Local Authorities are responsible for licencing and the control of dogs . Local Authorities have the authority to appoint Dog Wardens, provide Dog Shelters for stray and unwanted dogs, seize dogs, impose on the spot fines and take court proceedings against dog owners. Dog owners are liable for injury or damage caused by their dog to people or livestock



Veterinary Department and Dog Warden Contact Information.

Mayo County Council,
The Annex,
Aras an Chontae,
The Mall,
CO. Mayo.
F23 WF90
Phone: (094) 9024444
Open: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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