Sign In

Dog Control Service

August 11, 2020

Throughout lockdown the service has continued to operate, with wardens collecting dogs, keeping them safe and reuniting pets with their owners.

The Stray Dog Kennel at Greenacres, Talbenny, has also remained open to receive and care for stray dogs if the wardens have been unable to find their owners.

However, as with many council services, the workload has increased significantly.

The rise in dog ownership has naturally led to more people being out and about, exercising their pets.

While exercise is good for both pet and owner, this has created some additional work for the service.

Problems reported include an increase in dog fouling, people reporting dogs being out of control, off leads in public places, or their own dogs having been attacked by other dogs when owners have not kept them under proper control.

Pembrokeshire County Council dog warden Sally Bland said: “As we are all aware, not all dogs are socialised and while they may be loving toward us, they may not always be as social to other people or to other dogs.

“Therefore we are asking that when you are exercising your dogs – which is fantastic – please ensure that you pick up after your pet. Also please ensure that when you walk your dog, you ensure that you are in control.

“Unless the dog is extremely well trained, this will generally mean that your dog is kept on a lead in a busy public area or that you maintain sight of your dog at all time and ensure that it is brought under proper control and on a lead when you see others, or see other dogs.”

The service has been issuing community protection warnings and notices for dogs that have been repeatedly out of control and causing reasonable alarm to others.

The wardens work in close partnership with Dyfed-Powys police officers and all reports of problems being caused by dogs are shared between the police and the council wardens.

Where there have been repeat offences, the council and the police have been acting jointly to serve Notice to ensure people take control and responsibility for their pets.

Any breaches of notice can result in fixed penalty notices being issued with fines of £70, or the matter can be referred for action to be considered in court.

Sally added: “Pease continue to enjoy your dogs, but please do so responsibly.”

Dog owners are also reminded that the dog summer beach restrictions are now in force.

Register Your Dog

  • Most Recent News

    Big Dogs Need Owners

    When the shutdown orders took full effect, it became nearly impossible to find a small dog available for adoption as Southlanders sought furry companions. In many Southland shelters, only larger breeds remained available for adoption. Now Los Angeles Animal Service is touting the joys of big dogs while offering discounted adoption fees for larger breeds […]

    Read more

    Service Dog Walkathon

    On Saturday, October 3, hundreds of walkers from across 15 states joined the path to bettering the world for children with autism and their families as part of BluePath Service Dogs’ fourth annual walkathon. The family-friendly fundraiser – this year held virtually – raised more than $120,000 to further BluePath’s mission of providing autism service […]

    Read more

    Service Dog In The Marching Band

    In a year that is anything but normal, the Jones College Maroon Typhoon Marching Band has welcomed its first known service dog member this fall. Laurie, a 3-year-old golden retriever, is baritone saxophone player Sara-Beth McKellar’s service dog. The Vicksburg native was diagnosed with epilepsy as a sophomore in high school after her first seizure. […]

    Read more

    Church Blesses Animals

    St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception in Port Jervis hosted a special outdoor service last Sunday afternoon to bless the community’s pets, animals and other living creatures. In keeping with current pandemic rules, pet owners wore masks, remained distant, and took part in praying for dogs, cats, turtles, and other pets and animals around […]

    Read more

    Police Welcome New Canine

    After the unexpected passing of longtime Police Service Dog Zeus earlier this week, Kingston Police are welcoming a new member to the Canine Unit. Police Service Dog Bask, also known as K9-8, is a Dutch Shepherd and Belgium Malinois mix, and will be patrolling the streets of Kingston with his handler Constable Jeff Dickson. Bask […]

    Read more

    Dog Park For Travelers

    St. Petersburg is widely recognized as a dog-friendly city, and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is making sure its four-legged visitors and their humans feel welcome by rolling out the artificial turf carpet. With the completion of the airport’s parking and roadway project – part of a series of multi-million dollar improvements at the airport over the […]

    Read more