The council offers a service for the control of stray dogs through its Dog Warden service.
General services from the Dog Warden service include
- The control of stray dogs under the Environmental Protection Act 1990
- Dangerous Dogs Act 1989
- Dogs Fouling of Land Act 1996. Including dog fouling notices.
Cruelty to animals - who should you call
Trading Standards have an enforcement role in laws which are designed to ensure the welfare of animals on farms, in transit and even at shows .
We would play a full part in the emergency arrangements if diseases like avian influenza or anthrax were to break out in the area.
Other activities include ensuring fallen stock (dead animals) are disposed of correctly and in accordance with the legislation.
To contact the Animal Welfare officer who covers Rutland; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01733 453528.
The identification and registration schemes that are in place to control animal movements are also overseen by Animal Welfare officer based in Peterborough.
If you suspect that a domestic animal (pet) of any kind is being subjected to any form or cruelty then contact the Royal Society for the
Protection of Cruelty to Animals http://www.rspca.org.uk/ on their National Cruelty Helpline 0870 5555 999.
The issuing of animal movement licences for on farm movements in Rutland and movement to slaughter from Rutland is handled by Rutland County Council.