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Dog Service

Mendip District Council aims to encourage responsible dog ownership and protect members of the public from issues arising from irresponsible dog ownership such as straying dogs; fouling; aggression towards other animals and nuisance.

What we can help with

What we don't deal with

  • Dangerous Dogs (including attacks on humans) - contact the Police on 999 if it is an emergency. If it's not an emergency call 101.
  • Dog Welfare - contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 if you have concerns about the welfare of a dog or any other domestic pet.

Barking Dogs

Noise Nuisance caused by barking dogs

Aggressive Dogs

If a dog is dangerously out of control in a public place then the owner or the person in charge of the dog at the time has committed an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991). If the dog injures a human while it is out of control the offence becomes more serious.

Dog Fouling

While we recognise that the majority of dog walkers within Mendip clean up after their dog, a minority of people still fail to do so

Stray/Lost Dogs

The Council does not have a Dog Warden patrolling the district, however, we use a contractor to collect captured and confined strays.