Animal safety and welfare


Updates on our service due to Coronavirus
Companion animals during the coronavirus outbreak
: We have put together the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about what breeders, pet shops and animal owners can do in the during the current coronavirus outbreak.

Animal businesses: The Canine & Feline Sector Group have published some guidance for animal boarding establishments, dog day care businesses, commercial dog walkers and pet shops.

Pet owners and livestock keepers: The government has issued advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Dog walking during the coronavirus outbreak: If you are walking someone else's dog during the coronavirus outbreak, here are some guidelines to keep you both safe.


The animal warden service is provided by the council to promote responsible dog ownership and to enforce local byelaws. Use the links below for further information on keeping domestic and exotic animals.

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Animal Warden Service

Stray dogs

Report animal fouling

Animal licensing

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