We are concerned with many aspects of animal welfare, including:

  • The control of stray dogs under the Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Noise control under the EPA 1990 (barking dogs and other animal noise)
  • Dogs Act 1871
  • Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Public Spaces Protection Orders
  • Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • Protection of Animals Act 1911


We also licence animal related businesses i.e. Catteries, Home boarding of dogs, Zoo's etc as well as issuing Dangerous Wild Animal licences. Further information can be found on our Animal Licensing webpage. 

Cruelty to animals 

If you suspect an animal is being subjected to any form of cruelty contact the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)or call the National Cruelty Helpline 0300 1234 999.