Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Animal Carcase Disposal
613. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the collection of dead dogs from private property, public spaces or roadways; and if there is role for the knackeries to collect same. [62430/21]
The owners/keepers of kept animals, including dogs are responsible for their health and welfare and for the disposal of such animals when they die.
The relevant local authority has responsibility for the removal of unidentified dead dogs from roads and public places. The removal of dead animals from private properties is matter for the owner of the property.
The role of knackeries in the collection of the animals is a matter for these bodies.