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What to do when cat dies

If you know the circumstances of your cat's death, please let us know.

Please contact the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (Ava) at [email protected] or phone 09-373-3020.

If a cat dies after it has been picked up by a licensed veterinarian or a vet student or if the cat dies in your care within a 24-hour period of being picked up, the cat will be released to you or the person who picked your cat up. If this happens, you do not need to contact Ava to notify them or for them to take any action.

What about dangerous dogs?

Dogs that attack and cause injury or death to other animals may be declared dangerous dogs.

Other dogs that attack may be declared dangerous dogs by the local council and community groups.

Dogs that have been declared dangerous are closely monitored. If they are found to be a threat to public safety, they may be destroyed.

If you believe your dog has been declared dangerous by the local council or community group and you would like to discuss this further, please contact the local council or community group, who will be able to help you.

If you have more questions

If you have further questions regarding this law and its implications for you, please contact us at [email protected] or phone 09-373-3020.

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