We mainly deal with matters relating to stray dogs.
Stray dogs which are seized or collected are kenneled for a minimum of seven days during which time the dog may be reclaimed by the owner on payment of a release fee of £35 plus kenneling fees and any veterinary fees.
After this seven day period the dog may be sold, re-homed or destroyed.
In practice, very few dogs are destroyed although in some circumstances the animal’s health or temperament may be such that it not considered suitable for re-homing.
Dog control orders
Officers of the service enforce a number of Dog Control Orders made under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 (see below for details). A number of prosecutions are taken each year against irresponsible dog owners who allow their dogs to foul public areas or otherwise contravene the Orders.
|Dogs Exclusion Order 2012.pdf||375.43 KB|
|Dogs Exclusion (Beaches) Order 2012||459.02 KB|
|Dogs on Leads Order 2012.pdf||640.22 KB|
|Dogs on Leads by Direction Order 2012.pdf||370.82 KB|
|Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2012.pdf||401.96 KB|
|Public Notice Sept 2012.pdf||14.93 KB|
|You and Your Dog.pdf||155.69 KB|