Incidents may also occur with dogs which may require some help and advice. We advise owners on correct handling of their pet and can take action if required.
Dog on human attacks
If you are attacked by or encounter a dangerous dog or a dog which is considered to be out of control in a public place then you should contact the Police with all the relevant details:
Dog on dog attacks
When reporting an incident, please provide if known, the address of where the animal lives or where you encountered the dog and an account of what happened along with the description of the dog and any contact details of witnesses. Dogs in gardens who jump up at the fence and bark as people pass would not normally be considered to be dangerous.
Dog on dog attacks within Lewes:
If a dog attacks another dog, our Animal Control Officers can investigate the incident. Take down the following information:
- details of the dog owner if known
If the dog requires veterinary treatment please keep a copy of the invoice and a photograph of any injuries if possible. The officer will investigate the complaint and may take witness statements.
Suitable ways of resolving the complaint will be discussed. This could include a formal written agreement with the offending dog owner to keep their dog under control. The way the complaint will be investigated will be dependent on the nature of the attack and extent of injuries.
Dog on dog attacks within Eastbourne:
If you witness a dog attack within the Eastbourne borough, you can use our online form to report concerns about a dog’s behaviour in a public space.
This can include:
- Dogs roaming off the lead
- Dogs not being controlled appropriately in a public space
- Dogs acting aggressively towards other dogs or people