Dangerous dogs and other animals – useful information
It is against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, including:
• a public place
• a private place – a neighbour’s house or garden
• the owner’s home
Some types of dogs are banned. Visit the Government website for more information on banned dogs.
Dog owners can be given an on-the-spot fine if they don’t clear up after their dog in a public place.
If an animal becomes aggressive and intimidating, it can be considered a dangerous animal. If you feel at risk, please contact the police online or by calling 999.
Once you have a criminal reference number, please get in touch with our customer service centre by calling 0300 456 9996 to report the incident.