- In emergencies, call 01737 276000 or the Police and they will contact the Dog Warden immediately.
- To make an appointment to have your dog microchipped email the Dog Warden at email@example.com.
- Dog fouling and dog control can be reported to our Joint Enforcement Team (JET).
Our dog warden will then arrange a convenient time and date to visit you and your dog. Please note requests for chipping can be made by appointment only.
From 2016, every dog owner in England will have to microchip their dog. We are offering a free chipping service to residents for a limited time.
It is a quick, simple and painless procedure that can be done to any dog over 12 weeks. A microchip with a unique number is inserted under the skin on the back of the neck. The owner's details are recorded on a national database and matched to that unique number.
Clean up dog fouling
Faeces can carry and transmit disease to children, particularly toxocariasis which can cause blindness.
Failure to clean up after your dog is an offence and you may face a fixed penalty fine of £50. However, if the fine is unpaid, the owner may be prosecuted and be liable for a fine of up to £2,500.
Dog control orders
Dog Exclusion and Dog on Lead areas can be found by under the Anti-Social Behaviour section of the ‘Where I Live’ feature.
Borough wide orders
Some orders apply to the whole borough:
- Fouling of Land by Dogs Order - it is an offence to fail to remove dog faeces deposited by a dog under your control
- Dogs on Leads by Direction Order - it is an offence not to keep a dog under your control on a lead in an area designated as a dogs on leads area
- Maximum Number of Dogs to be Walked Order - it is an offence to have more than six dogs under your control at any one time
Controlling your dog in public (Gov.uk) - it’s against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control.
You can report dog attacks on other animals (attacks on people should be reported to the Police) and animal welfare to us.
The council’s Dog Warden works closely with the RSPCA, Animal Welfare Officers, the Police and Animal Sanctuaries and offers sound and friendly advice to those who need it.