Dangerous Dogs Act

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Dear Dorset Police,

Dangerous Dogs Act Section 1 & 4B

1) Regarding the 'leave at home policy' for prohibited breeds who have not shown any cause for concern, is it your intention to reduce the number of dogs seized and kenneled when suspected and ID'd as type and encourage the use of ' leave at home' whilst legal proceedings take place?

2) Do the facilities you use for seized dogs held under the Dangerous Dogs Act practice and follow the guidance published by the RSPCA 'A Good Practical Guide For Enforcement Bodies - Meeting The Welfare Needs Of Seized Dogs In A Kennel Environment'?

3) If you do not use the above RSPCA guidance, do you have your own specific written guidance or rely on the AWA?

4)How often are the facilities you use for seized kenneled dogs inspected by yourselves or the RSPCA?

5)What procedures do you have for owners to follow if their dogs are returned in a bad condition or die whilst being held?

6)In the event that a dog is destroyed under the Dangerous Dogs Act, do you allow the body to be returned to the family for private burial or cremation?

7)Is your Dangerous Dogs Act Policy freely available for downloading from your website?

Yours faithfully,

Caroline Murphy

Tonks, Tim,

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Dear Caroline Murphy

 

Our reference – 2013- 690

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 5^th November
2013.

 

Your request has now been considered and we provide our response in the
attached PDF file.

 

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Dorset Police Headquarters

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