Oadby and Wigston Council are responsible for collecting stray dogs in the Borough. If you want to report a stray dog or you have lost a dog please telephone (0116) 2572 691.
Please do not bring stray dogs to the Council offices or Customer Contact Centre as these do not have facilities to receive them. If you have restrained the dog telephone the number above and our dog warden will make arrangements with you to collect it.
The cost of getting your dog back
We are allowed to charge reasonable costs for dealing with your dog, plus a fee set by regulations. These fees can be found on our fees and charges page.
We want our Borough to be clean and so we expect all dog owners to behave in a responsible way and clear up after their dog. We provide bins so that people can easily do this. If you wish to request a new dog waste bin, please contact Operational Services on Leicester (0116) 288 8961 option 2. If you require a 'no dog fouling' sign to be placed in the area or stencilling to be carried out on the pavement please contact (0116) 288 8961.
Catching irresponsible dog owners that do not pick up after their dog is difficult unless it happens at regular times. We rely on members of the public to give us this information so that we can carry out surveillance to catch the culprit and issue them with a Fixed Penalty Fine. For more information related to dog fouling and the law please visit the Keep Britain Tidy site.
The Council has adopted new powers under the Anti-Social, Police and Crime Act to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) where any dog fouling in the district, the owner will be subject to a fixed penalty and also may be proscuted. New signage is being put up across the Borough and CCTV cameras will be in opearation to enforce the PSPO across the Borough.
A barking dog can be very irritating for neighbours, particularly in the summer when people want to relax in the garden in peace or at night when children are trying to sleep. Defra have produced a handy guide, “Is Your Dog Barking too Much?”, offering advice on how to reduce dog barking.
If barking unreasonably and significantly affects your enjoyment of your home when we can take formal action. However, this has to be of a significant annoyance, for example; regularly barking in the middle of the night or for extensive sustained periods during the day. We can deal with this using Statutory Nuisance legislation if this is the case. Visit our noise nuisance page for more information about how we investigate noise nuisances.
All dogs should wear a collar when they are in a public place, they should also have some form of identification including details of how to contact the owner. Fines can be issued to dog owners, under the Control of Dogs Order 1992, if their pet is found to not be wearing proper identification.
From 2016 it became a legal requirement to have a dog micro chipped for easy identification. This involves injecting a small electronic micro-chip just under the skin of your dog. It gives your dog its own reference number so we can trace the owner if the dog strays. For information on free micro chipping events, contact the Dogs Trust.
Last updated: Friday, 6 July 2018 8:45 am