FOI Request - Animal Services

Request 101000421440

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?

2013 2014 2015

3.A) Provide the number of individual instances where the dog warden service has been called out in the last three years.
2013 2014 2015

B) Please indicate which type of instance received the most call outs in 2015:
Stray
Lost dog
Dangerous dog
Other (please expand)

4.Please indicate if the dog warden service is 24 hours.  
Yes – dog warden is available 24 hours
Yes – phone line only
No – service is set times in the day
Other (please expand)

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

2.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).

3.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
Jan – Dec 2014
Jan – Dec 2015

4.How many investigations have been made into premises suspected of needing a licence  between January 2013 - December 2015?
Jan – Dec 2013
Jan – Dec 2014
Jan – Dec 2015

Response 28-03-2016

Dog Warden Service

1. 

Please note that the dog warden service is carried out by 2 Animal Services Officers who also attend to Pest Control and Animal Health issues. It is difficult to give an accurate value specifically for the dog warden element of the job and the figures below are estimates based on the number of service requests received, hire of vehicle and fuel costs.

2013 2014 2015
 £9,900 in - house  £10,000 in - house  10,100 in - house

 

2. Please find the information you requested here.

3. A)

2013 2014 2015
328 356 362

 

     B) 

 

Stray 152
Lost dog 75
Dangerous dog 1
Other (please expand) 134

 

4.

 

Yes – dog warden is available 24 hours  
Yes – phone line only Yes
No – service is set times in the day  
Other (please expand)  

 

Animal licensing service

Premises licensed under the Pet Animals Act 1951 2
Of the premises licensed under the Pet Animals Act 1951, how many sell puppies? 0
Premises licensed under the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 0

 

  1. and 3.
Jan – Dec 2013 0
Jan – Dec 2014 0
Jan – Dec 2015 0

 

Jan – Dec 2013 4
Jan – Dec 2014 0
Jan – Dec 2015 1

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