Name: Animal welfare
Description: The Council issues licences to animal establishments within the Borough and can therefore act on concerns for over animal welfare within these establishments
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Animal welfare

The Council is responsible for issuing licences to animal establishments within the Borough and can therefore act on reports of abuse, neglect or concerns over animal welfare within these establishments.

We can also investigate problems with odours, waste or contamination by animals within the borough but we are unable to address issues of animal welfare in private properties.

DOGS

Lost Dogs
Found Dogs
Microchipping, Collar and Tag
Dog Fouling and Dog Bins
Dangerous Dogs
Dogs die in hot cars
Dog barking
Want to give a dog a home?

Information on various dog ownership topics can also be found on the Dogs Trust website.

Dartford Council are happy to advise on animal welfare issues and assist where possible during normal working hours but would recommend contacting the RSPCA for general animal concerns on 0300 1234 999.

RSPCA

If you need to report an act of cruelty, neglect or concern about the welfare of an animal, call the RSPCA's 24-hour national cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999.

CATS

Information and advice on domestic or feral cats.

Premises Requiring Licenses

If you wish to apply, change or renew an animal activity licence, you must follow the rules on licensing.  You must also fulfill the statutory guidance for complying with licensing standards and conditions.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) introduced a new regime on 1st October 2018 for the licensing of the following types of activities:

Please note:  there are no changes to the existing arrangements to apply for a dangerous wild animals licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.

Last Updated: 13th September 2019 Print Link