Dog Control

Dog Control Service

The Dog Control Service has recently had to be reviewed following efficiency savings.

As a result, the Council now employs 1.8 Full Time Equivalent Dog Wardens. The Council has had to consider what the statutory role of the service is i.e. what the functions of the wardens are that have to be carried out by law etc.

Therefore the Council will continue to deal with requests regarding:

  • Stray dogs
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Micro-chipping related enquieries

Unfortunately, the reductions mean that we can no longer deal with the complaints regarding dog fouling or dogs on the beaches when allegedly in contravention of the beach Beach Byelaw restrictions.

The service will also not be able to run responsible dog ownership events as it has done in the past, such as the annual 'Paws in the Park'

You can contact the Dog Control service by:

Phone: 01437 764551

ID: 2335, revised 05/02/2018