The Dog Warden Service aims to:
- Provide a service that informs dog owners of their responsibilities and support compliance of the law and;
- Protect members of the public from issues arising from irresponsible dog ownership such as straying dogs; fouling; aggression and nuisance.
The Dog Wardens role:
- Collecting and reuniting stray dogs
- Educating the public on responsible dog ownership through campaigns, talks and providing information
- Promoting awareness and guidance on dog legislation
- Enforcing legislation that applies to nuisance dogs, microchipping and straying
- Working with community groups to promote responsible dog ownership
The Council employs one full time Dog Warden to carry out these duties. The Service operates Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday, and until 4:30pm on Friday. There may be times when the Dog Warden may be unavailable due to demands on the service.
The Dog Warden Service does not deal with:
- Dangerous Dogs – Contact the Police. If an emergency call 999 immediately. If it's a non emergency call 101.
- Animal Welfare - Contact the RSPCA in the first instance if you have concerns about the welfare of a dog or other animal.
- Rehoming – Contact Bath Cat and Dogs Home or other rehoming organisations
Who to contact
Contact Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41:
- To report a lost dog
- To report a contained stray dog
- To report fouling
- To report details of known offender of fouling
- To report a dog attack on an animal
Contact the Environmental Protection Team on 01225 477551.
- To report a persistent barking dog
Contact the Police on 101 unless an emergency where you should dial 999
- Dogs acting in a dangerous or aggressive manner (giving people reasonable fear of attack)
- Dogs worrying livestock on agricultural land
- Road traffic collisions involving dogs
- Control of guard dogs
- Dogs being used for illegal purposes (i.e. poaching, fighting, coursing)
- Dogs in cars on hot days
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