The introduction of a borough-wide Public Space Protection Order under the new powers will replaced the outdated legislation relating to dog fouling and dog control.
On 1st October 2018 the law on Animal Licensing changed. Previously animal licensing was covered by numerous pieces of legislation, under these new changes they will now be condensed into 4, as follows:
Dog faeces is not only unsightly and unpleasant but it can lead to toxocariasis - a serious illness which usually affects children and can lead to blindness.
A stray dog is defined as any dog in a public place that is not under the control of its owner. Found dogs that are contained in a person’s home or garden can be collected by the Council’s dog warden, and taken to Mount Pleasant Boarding Kennels. All reports of roaming stray dogs will be checked and patrolled by the dog warden.
The Public Space Protection Order for Dogs and Dog Control is in force across the whole borough of Doncaster and applies to all land that the public has reasonable access to.
Find out about lost and found dogs, animal boarding, pollution, animal licensing, how to report a stray dog or horse and to request pest control treatment.
To report that you have seen a stray, roaming dog in your area. If you have found a dog and taken it into your home, then please use the Found...
To report that you have found a dog and have contained it in your home and garden. If you have seen a stray, roaming dog, then please use the...
To report an incident of dog fouling.