Dog warden service
The dog warden deals with stray dogs, nuisance from barking dogs, preventing dog fouling and pet identification (micro-chipping).
It is every dog owner's responsibility to clean up after their dog (For more information on dog fouling please see the government's website)
To help counter dog fouling issues, the council have installed 200 dog bins, dog fouling notices and will consider issuing Fixed Penalty Notices to those who do not clean up after their dog.
Please report problems with dog waste bins by filling in our dog litter bin report form or by calling 01707 357000.
Nuisance from barking
Barking dogs and other animal noise is controlled under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. If you would like to report a concern over a barking dog, please contact the dog warden. They will require an address of where the alleged noise nuisance is coming from. If you require the service out of office hours, please ring 0845 241 7253.
Permanent pet identification in the form of a microchip is available by the dog warden. This costs £20. If you are interested in this service, please contact the council.
A dog is classed as dangerous and out of control if:
The police should be contacted concerning dangerous or banned dogs, to contact them ring 0845 3300222. You may also contact us to advise the dog warden.
Contained animals and animal welfare
If you are concerned about the welfare of an animal or if you suspect that an animal of any kind is being subjected to cruelty please contact the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) on 0300 1234 999
This page was last updated on 23/05/2013