Animal Welfare Officers

Southampton has two Animal Welfare Officers who provide a number of animal related services:

  • Collection of stray dogs either directly from the streets or from members of the public who have found them  
  • Advice to dog owners on a number of behavioural issues including noise, aggression and destructive behaviour in the home
  • Work within schools and community groups to provide education in responsible dog ownership and how to be safe around dogs
  • As an inspector under the Animal Welfare Act, working closely with the RSPCA to prosecute offenders
  • Inspect animal related licensed premises (pet shops, breeders, boarding establishments)

You can contact the Animal Welfare Officers on 023 8083 3005 (option 4) or send an email to

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