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Dog Warden and pet licences

Request Description

Dog Warden Service

1.Does the local authority employ a dog warden or outsource the role? If the role is outsourced, who is responsible?

2.What has been the local authority's annual spend on the dog warden service (whether in-house or outsourced) for the last three years?

3.A) Provide the number of individual instances where the dog warden service has been called out in the last three years.

B) Please indicate which type of instance received the most call outs in 2015:   Stray, Lost Dog, Dangerous Dog,  Other

4.  Please indicate if the dog warden service is 24 hours. 

Animal licensing service

Please provide details of the number of premises licensed under the Pet Animals Act 1951 and Breeding of Dogs Act 1973. Of the premises licensed under the Pet Animals Act 1951, how many sell puppies?

Please provide copies of the most recent inspection report(s) for all such licences. If no written reports are available, please indicate the date on which the most recent report was conducted, and by whom (job title not personal details).

How many licenced premises have required further investigation due to public complaints or concern about animal welfare issues following an inspection between January 2013 - December 2015?

How many investigations have been made into premises suspected of needing a licence  between January 2013 - December 2015?

 

Request Date14 April 2016
Requested byOrganisation
Released Date  

16 May 2016

Response

1.  Employs a dog warden.

2. 2013/14  £71,300

2014/15 £67,700

2015/16 £65,500

3a. 2013 811

2014 632

2015 615

3b.  Stray- receives most call outs

 

4. Yes - dog warden is available 24 hours

 

Yes - phone line only

Animal licensing service

 

Licensed Pet Shops Public Register

Zero sell puppies

Zero Premises licensed under the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973

How many licenced premises have required further investigation due to public complaints or concern about animal welfare issues following an inspection between January 2013 -December 2015?

Jan - Dec 2013  1

Jan - Dec 2014 1

Jan - Dec 2015 1

 investigations have been made into premises suspected of needing a licence  between January 2013 - December 2015?

Jan - Dec 2013 0

Jan - Dec 2014 0

Jan - Dec 2015 0

 

Refused

      

Refusal