Author Topic: Control of Dogs Order 1992 & The Environment Protection (Stray Dogs) Regulations  (Read 1924 times)

Offline Bunter

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The full details of the Control of Dogs Order 1992 can be found here

The relevant information is as follows:
*Every dog while in a highway or in a place of public resort must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on the collar or on a plate or badge attached to it. Exceptions being hunting hound packs or whilst dogs are being used for sporting purposes, capture of vermin, herding or rescue work. Also, dogs for the registered blind or used by the armed forces, customs and excise or the police are exempt.
* Dogs not meeting this criteria can be seized and treated as a stray by your local authority under the Environment Protection Act (see below)
* The police have no powers under this act.
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The full details of The Environment Protection (Stray Dogs) Regulations 1992 can be found here

The relevant information is as follows:
* All local authorities must appoint an officer to deal with stray dogs found in the local authorities area. The regulation places certain responsibilities on this officer in terms of recording key information (breed, where it was found etc) and ensuring procedures are followed relating to contact of owners.
* Should the owner reclaim the dog, a fine of £25 (plus any expenses) will be charged.

Neither the police (in England and Wales anyway) nor the RSPCA have a role to play in the collection or handing in of stray dogs.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 19:01:29 PM by Bunter »