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Animals and Pest Control
Phone 01349 886603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report incidents.
Pests in the home, stray dogs, dog fouling and litter cause annoyance and health risks to the general public. To combat these problems Community Works provide advice, carry out enforcement action and in the case of pests a treatment service.
Generally it is illegal to capture, injure or destroy any wild bird or interfere with its nest or eggs. Read our guidance about dealing with gulls.
Dog Wardens patrol areas and respond to calls to catch stray dogs. The dogs are then transferred to kennels where owners will have to pay for the return of the dog. If the owner does not claim the dog every effort is made to re-house the animal. The Dog Wardens also visit schools to provide information on good dog control.
As well as being antisocial, dog fouling can cause blindness and other illness in children. The Section provides poop scoops, dog bins, anti-fouling signs and does educational work to encourage responsible dog ownership. Officers may also target known problematic areas to warn and possibly prosecute offenders.
Green Dog Walkers scheme
The Green Dog Walkers (Highland) Scheme is a community led initiative to combat dog fouling in Highland. Find out more about Green Dog Walkers.