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Dog warden

North Devon Council has a Dog Warden service for the district provided by a dedicated contractor.

Our responsibilities

The Dog Warden service is responsible for dealing with:

The dog warden's working hours may be changed to address specific tasks. In general, the dog warden works 7 hours a day, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

You can contact the warden through Customer Services during office hours. Outside of office hours, we provide a reception centre for strays to be taken to by membes of the public. Of course, if you are happy to keep the dog safe and well until the next working day, we will then arrange collection by our dog warden service.

To use the out of hours reception centre, details must first be lodged with our emergency out of hours service. The telephone number is 01271 388240. Please be aware you should be prepared to leave your name ,address and telephone number(s), the nature of your request and its urgency, and give a full description of the dog and where and when it was found. You will also need to be prepared to wait whilst the reception centre is contacted and calls you back.

Contact information

To contact the Customer Service Centre:

Telephone: 01271 388870
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
Text: 07624 804042
Fax: 01271 388451
Web form: report an incident
Web form: request a service

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Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
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