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Whenever possible you should try and report ONLINE –
We encourage reporting “attempt dog thefts” or suspicious activity so we can take the appropriate action to carry out necessary patrols and collate intelligence

If you cannot report online, please call 101. Only call 999 in an emergency.

Crime reports: We have only received 1 dog related report this month which is encouraging
Crime No


06/02/2022 16:26
DOG THEFT - Unknown suspect(s) have stolen the IP's Yellow Labrador that was in a kennel in the back garden at the time. IP has gone out to the kennel in the garden and kennel door is wide open. Micro chip no - 953010004450391

Wiltshire Council Dog wardens
It’s been a busy start to the year for the Dog Warden team, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of stray dogs we have received, and we have taken more than double the amount of dogs into our care compared to the same period last year. We particularly seem to be receiving an influx of Lurcher type breeds and these not being claimed by an owner. In general, Lurchers make fantastic pets and are happy lazing on a sofa or equally happy going for a hike in the countryside, they are nice and gentle in nature and potential owners just need to take extra care on walks as the majority have a high prey drive and this needs to be managed closely.

Anyone interested in re-homing a dog can find out more information from our working partners at Bath Cats and Dogs Home

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