On 4th and 5th February the GNR Nature and Environment Unit (SEPNA), in coordination with  Criminal Investigation units, conducted enforcement action throughout the country, concerning the ownership/registration of dogs, with particular focus on breeds considered dangerous or potentially dangerous.
A total of 1004 checks were made resulting in 496 contravention notices being served (133 to 363 potentially dangerous breeds and other breeds respectively), also resulting in the seizure of five animals.


Regarding potentially dangerous breeds of dogs, the most frequent offenses were: lack of registration, license or expired license, lack of sterilization; housing conditions without security and lack of valid liability insurance.


With regard to other breeds,  most offenses were related to: lack of detention, possession and movement license, lack of registration, lack of rabies vaccination and lack of electronic identification – chip.