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
- Barking Dogs
- Dog Fouling
- Aggressive Dogs - dogs with aggressive temperaments not properly controlled (including attacks on other domestic animals)
- Stray/Lost Dogs (secured at a property)
- Advice for Dog Owners
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.
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.