Please follow the links below for information about:
You can also find useful information on these sites:
- Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Natural England
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- People's Dispensary for Sick Animals
- Wood Green Animal Shelter
- Cats Protection League
- Pussy Cat Lodge
Complaints about dog barking, fouling or straying
If you have a complaint about dog barking, fouling or straying, please contact Environmental Health by completing our Environmental Health online general enquiry form. Please provide as much information as possible to help the Dog Warden carry out his investigation:
- address from which barking is coming
- times of day it occurs and how frequently
- description of dog straying and location
- sightings of dog fouling
If you think an animal is being mistreated you should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
Although certain breeds of dog are named in the legislation and are subject to specific controls, any dog (large or small) has the potential to be dangerous or aggressive. Find out about the types of dog that are prohibited in this country from here:
Essex Police deals with complaints about dangerous dogs. Please call 01277 262212 to report a dangerous dog.
Sick animals should be taken to a vet. Although we are unable to recommend particular businesses, the details below are provided to assist pet owners.
- Best Friends, 24 Chelmsford Road, Shenfield. 01277 221193
- House and Jackson, Rookery Road, Blackmore. 01277 823808
- Orchid Veterinary Surgery, 309 Ongar Road, Brentwood. 01277 227462
South Essex Wildlife Hospital. This is a charity organisation run by volunteers which can offer medical attention for wild animals, regardless of the size of the animal - hedgehog or deer.
The South Essex Wild Life Hospital, which receives many patients via the RSPCA, is based in Orsett and can be contacted on 01375 893893.
Natural England advises on wildlife issues, helps to enforce wildlife laws and issues licences and notices.
To report suspected poisoning of wildlife, companion animals and beneficial insects, phone Natural England on 0800 321600.
Further information can be found on the Natural England website.