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Animals



North Devon Council (NDC) provides a dog warden service, and the dog warden's duties include:
Where the keeping of animals is alleged to result in statutory nuisance, the matter can be investigated on case specific basis.

NDC's licensing team licences:
Other than through the licensing process, NDC has no involvement with animal welfare. Farm animals are the responsibility of the Devon and Somerset Trading Standards - animal welfare team external website, whilst DEFRA external website may also have involvement.

Other allegations of abuse and cruelty should be referred to the RSPCA external website and the police external website. Offences against wild animals should be referred to the police or relevant wildlife management groups for example RSPCA, RSPB external website.




Contact information



To contact the Customer Service Centre:

Telephone: 01271 388870
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
Text: 07624 804042
Fax: 01271 388451
Email: customerservices@northdevon.gov.uk
Web form: report an incident
Web form: request a service

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