Animal welfare

Find out about the range of animal welfare services we offer or report an animal welfare concern

If you own or look after an animal temporarily, you have a duty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to ensure the animal’s needs are met. This includes making sure the animal:

  • has adequate and appropriate food and water
  • is given prompt veterinary care when needed
  • shows normal behaviour patterns
  • is housed with or apart from other animals, depending on need
  • is protected from pain, injury, suffering and disease

For advice on pet ownership, please contact customer services at 01923 776611.

Report an animal welfare concern

If you are concerned about an animal's welfare, please report it to us. We will investigate your report and may take enforcement action if deemed necessary. Our Animal Welfare Enforcement Policy  sets our approach towards a range of animal welfare issues in Three Rivers District.

Report an animal welfare concern

If an animal you are concerned about is injured and requires immediate attention, but it is outside of our normal working hours, please contact the below organisations for advice: