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This section of the website deals with Animal Welfare and offers guidance to ensure the proper care, management and handling of animals.
The Council supports the view that all animals have a right to life free from cruel treatment and unnecessary suffering. This Council cannot enforce or influence every aspect of animal welfare, but it does aim to detail those areas that the council considers important and where it feels it can have some influence as a responsible and representative public body.
To ensure that all animals within our District are afforded protection, where possible, by the use of animal welfare legislation and, as a responsible and representative public body, by advising the general public on animal welfare issues.
How We Do This:
- Ensuring that stray dogs are efficiently dealt with.
- By dealing with animals that are perceived as pests in a humane manner.
- By providing advice and information on how residents can live in harmony with the local wildlife population.
- By ensuring that domestic animals that cause a nuisance due to dog fouling, noise or smell are dealt with effectively.
- By distributing Rochford District Councils Animal Welfare Charter to appropriate bodies and having it readily available for public viewing.
- By maintaining links with the RSPCA; Local Animal Welfare Organisations and neighbouring Local Authorities to ensure a good exchange of information and advice.
- By providing Advice and Guidance to businesses and members of the public.
If you have any comments on either our Animal Welfare Charter or our enforcement policy, please email email@example.com or write to Waste and Street Scene, Council Offices, South Street, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW or telephone 01702 318057.