Every stray dog collected is checked to see if it has any identification tags. If the dog does have an identification tag, we will confirm that the details are correct by contacting the owner to advise we have the dog and to organise its return.
If a dog does not have an identification tag, it will be taken to a kennel and kept there for 7 days or until the owner comes forward. If the owner has not made contact within 7 days, the dog will be re-homed where possible.
Please visit our Dog Warden Services pages for more information regarding dogs in the Borough.
What can I do about dogs fouling the pavements?
You can report the matter to the Customer Services on 01372 732000.
Complaints are dealt with in strict confidence; your name and address will be required for our records only. You will be asked if you are aware of the details of the person responsible, then we can pay them an advisory visit or send a letter outlining the legal requirements. Alternatively, if you are able to inform us of regular times and descriptions of people and their dogs that are responsible then this will help us in our investigations.
On some occasions, members of the public witness fouling offences taking place and are prepared to make a statement and possibly go to court. If we can identify the offender then we may prosecute them using your evidence.