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Report a dog attack

Always call 999 if someone's life is at risk.

A dog attack is any incident where a dog rushes at, bites, attacks, harasses or chases a person or animal, even if no injury is caused.

It is a criminal offence for the person in charge of a dog to allow it to be dangerously out of control in a public place.

How to report a dog on dog attack

If your dog is attacked by another dog, you must report it to us as soon as possible.

You can also call us on 01202 123 789.

Although we can take certain actions, we cannot force dog owners to pay for your injured animal’s vet bills.

How to report a dog on person attack

You should report a dog on person attack to the police by calling:

  • 101 for a non-emergency
  • 999 for an emergency

After reporting the attack to the police, you should contact us the next working day to provide us with a police incident number.

You may be asked to give a witness statement for use in court. The courts have the power to imprison and disqualify people from owning a dog for as long as they think necessary.

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