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 gives local residents, organisations and farmers the opportunity 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 is carrying disease.

Residents and local organisations wanting to help

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

  • Weather-proof posters
  • Dog bags
  • Stencil kits for pavements
  • Information pack on how to report anyone not picking up after a dog

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
  • Sports teams and local organisations with recreation areas

In order to receive your Bite Back Pack please come in to the Council Offices to collect.

Last updated 5 July 2019
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