Animal Services

Animal Services is responsible for dealing with aspects of animal-related issues, including dog fouling, nuisance complaints and dangerous dogs.

Advice can also be given regarding the law on dogs for residents, boarders and breeders.

The Animal Services Officer also works alongside the Licensing Team to inspect and issue relevant animal licences.

Throughout the year, Animal Services run campaigns to promote the latest changes in dog law and issues in the district.

Bite Back

Bite Back allows residents, organisations and farmers to highlight the issue of irresponsible dog ownership in the district.

Irresponsible owners of dogs can cause serious issues across the local area. Dogs not under control in rural areas can cause damage to farmers and livestock. Failing to pick up after a dog in a rural area can cause devastating effects if the dog faeces are carrying disease.

You can now register an interest in a Bite Back Pack, which will contain:

  • Weather-proof posters
  • Stencil kits for pavements

Who can take part?

  • Any residents looking to put up posters in their local area
  • Farmers who want to highlight the issue around their land
  • Sport teams and local organisations with recreation areas

To receive your Bite Back Pack please complete the contact us form at the bottom of this page. 

Last updated 16 August 2023
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