Garden Waste Service | Fri 19 Jan

Our Garden Waste Service has been suspended today. Collections will now take place tomorrow (Sat 20 Jan). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Your dog and the law

The Dog Warden Service covers these key areas:

  • Public Spaces Protection 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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