About the dog wardens

Who we are

Cartoon of dog and ownerNeath Port Talbot County Borough Council employs dog wardens who are trained and experienced in a wide range of activities to encourage responsible dog ownership.

These include collecting strays, microchipping dogs to make sure they can be easily identified, and returning dogs if they are found straying.

They work closely with other organisations such as the Dogs Trust, RSPCA Llys Nini and the Police.

What we do

Neath Port Talbot's Dog Warden Service carry out a variety of tasks.

Cartoon of dog and dog handlerHere are some of our duties:

1.  Impound Stray Dogs

  • That are found on the highway, public footpaths and other pedestrianised areas. If a dog is found straying on more than one occasion, or if it doesn't have an identity tag the dog will be taken to kennels.
  • The owner risks having to pay a kennelling fee.
  • The dog warden makes every effort to find the owner of the dog before impounding the dog.

2.  Enforce The Law

  • Enforce dog fouling laws on highways, public footpaths and other pedestrianised areas.
  • The council encourages responsible dog ownership and urges local dog owners to clean up after their pets.
  • Owners caught allowing their pets to foul on public land, could face a £75 on the spot fine.
  • You risk prosecution if your case is taken to court. You could be fined up to £1,000.
  • All dogs must have a collar and I.D. tag.

3.  Co-Operate

  • We co-operate with local animal welfare organisations and the police to ensure the well being of dogs.

Cartoon of dog and puppy4.  Advise and promote

Advise and promote dog welfare issues

  • Microchipping of dogs
  • work in partnership with the Dogs Trust in the promotion of dog neutering

Contact Us

To contact the Dog Wardens telephone 01639 686868 or email dogwardens@npt.gov.uk

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Last Updated: 07.03.2013 at 10:52

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