Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE

Councillors and officers at East Northamptonshire Council are saddened to learn that Deputy Leader, Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE has passed away.


Your dog and the law

The Dog Warden Service covers these key areas:

  • Dog Control Orders - fouling, dogs on leads and exclusion orders
  • straying - lost dogs and unattended dogs
  • dog identification - collar/tag and microchips 

The Police deal with:

  • dangerous dogs
  • banned breeds
  • dog attacks on people

The RSPCA deal with:

  • welfare concerns such as cruelty and neglect

Environmental Protection at East Northamptonshire Council deal with:

  • complaints about barking dogs

Issues such as a neighbour's dog coming into your garden; a problem with dog fouling in your property or a dog attack on another dog are usually private, civil matters which the dog warden has no powers to resolve.  However, advice may be given to help reach a resolution.

The Kennel Club's information guide - do you know dog law? on their website summarises the various Acts of legislation that cover dog law.

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