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What we deal with
We deal with:
- Stray dogs
- Lost dogs
- Dog fouling on public highways and public rights of way
Please note: All road accidents involving dogs should be reported to the Police within 24 hours – Tel: 101
Our park rangers deal with:
- Dog fouling in parks and nature reserves on land owned by us
- Dog control in public spaces protection orders
See our Park Rangers page for further details.
Report a found or a lost dog
On our land
We are not responsible for clearing up dog faeces on any land, this is the responsibility of the dog owner.
Park rangers deal with the enforcement of dog fouling on land owned by us under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. See more information about Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).
If you find a dog bin which has not been emptied please note the number painted on it before contacting us, this makes it easier for us to locate the correct bin.
Where dog waste bins are on council land they are funded by the Council. Dog waste bins on land owned by others are funded by the land owner for example, Town and Parish Councils, West Sussex County Council and South East Water.
Report a noisy dog
Dogs normally bark because:
- They are insecure or anxious
- They are left alone too long and are lonely, bored or frustrated
- They are not receiving enough exercise and training
- The space provided for them is too small
- They hear people calling at the house
- They have a medical problem
Please read our Is your dog barking too much? leaflet for more information and advice.
Report cruelty or an animal in distress
It is a criminal offence to allow any dog to be dangerously out of control in a public or a private place.
If you have been bitten by a dog:
- Get medical treatment
- Contact the Police – Tel: 101 or 01273-470101
Please read our Dog attack information for the public for more information and advice.