All Little Bastids Aged 3-12 To Be Put On A Leash In Newry


Newry, Mourne & Down District Council is to introduce a law that all children under 12 years old be leashed while in public.

Council Chairman Mark Murnin told us:

“Newry has been combating a feral children problem for some time now. Leashing children will help us readily identify feral children from suburban children who are merely visiting Newry.

Children who are not on a leash may be collected by the Feral Children Task Force (FCTF) under the ‘Catch Spay/Neuter Release’ program.”

If your child is unleashed and captured under the ‘Catch Spay/Neuter Release’ program you can pick them up at the Town Hall during normal business hours. A £80 fine will be assessed for children who are mistakenly picked up and spayed or neutered by the FCTF.