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Dog Warden Service 

The Dog Wardens are responsible for seizing stray dogs, often in response to calls from members of the public or when on active patrol of the county.

This involves kennelling stray dogs and organising veterinary inspections if required.

You can now report a Stray dog online by completing our dog warden request form.

Stray Dog Online Report Form (not to be used to report lost dogs)

Lost dogs

If you have lost your dog you should contact the contact centre on 01267 234567, or the kennels directly who will be able to advise whether your dog has been impounded. Contact details for the kennels are :

Greenfield Kennels, Pantlasau Rd, Llangyfelach, Swansea
Tel: 01792 771839
Opening Hours - 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week

.Payment for stray dogs

Payment for stray dogs can be made at the Councils Customer Services Centres.

When payment is received, you will be issued with a receipt that must be taken to the kennels when collecting your dog.

The dog must be collected by 5pm.

Payment can also be made via credit card, please contact Carmarthenshire County Council's cash desk number on 01267 228686.

Dogs wearing collars and tags in public places (as legally required under the Control of Dogs Order 1992) are returned to owners free of charge for the first time only if found by the Dog Warden, and the owner is immediately contactable.

However, if the owner has received a previous warning in relation to their dog straying, the dog will be taken directly to the pound.

If the dog warden fails to contact the dog owner the dog will be impounded and the above fees will apply.

After 7 clear days, the Dogs that are not claimed are offered for re-homing, the council has a non destruct policy. 
 
Dangerous Dogs
 
The Dog Warden Service also has a duty, along with the Police to deal with Dangerous Dogs. The Dangerous Dog Act 1991 makes its an offence for the owner or the person in charge of the dog to allow the animal to be out of control in a Public Place. As well as prosecution, the act allows for the seizure and destruction of any such dangerous animal.
 
Education
 
The Dog Warden will also talk in Schools etc, (when time allows), to emphasise the importance of responsible dog ownership, and the problems that can occur when not looked after properly.

Prevention tips

There are a number of simple steps that you can take to ensure that if this does happen to you, your dog should be returned to you with the minimum delay and with the least trauma to your dog.

  • Ensure that your dog has a name tag showing your address and telephone number.  (This is a requirement of law - Control of Dogs Act 1992).
  • Have your dog micro-chipped.  Whereby your dog is fitted with a microchip, which can be read by a special scanner.

We can read the information stored on the chip by using a scanner and the owner of the dog can then be contacted to advise that their dog has been picked up.

Identity micro-chipping service - Free

Public Health Services offers an identity micro-chipping service to residents of Carmarthenshire. If you would like to have your dog/s chipped, please use the request form to provide your details. An officer will contact you to advise when the next available date is for chipping your dog.

There is no charge for this service.

Free micro-chip service

The Dog Warden Service handles ALL stray dogs within the Carmarthenshire County.


Page last updated on 08/7/2014

 
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