Out of hours Dog Warden Service
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has extended its Dog Warden Service to include an out-of-hours Dog Warden service.
The service deals with evening and weekend requests for service and operates until 10pm on weekdays and from 9am to 10pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The out-of-hours service will respond to stray dog complaints, lost and found dogs and dog attacks on people and livestock.
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Senior Dog Warden, Joanne MacAskill is pleased with the out-of-hours service. “Quite often we receive calls from residents who have returned home from work to find their dog has escaped from the garden during the day and been collected by a dog warden. It is great that we can meet them in the evening and re-unite them with their lost pet, without having to wait until the following day. The out-of-hours service also enables increased regulation of the stray dog population and in turn cuts down on fouling and noise complaints.
Equally, the service enables us to respond more quickly to any complaints of attacks by dogs. Although attacks are infrequent, people have become more vigilant recently and are reporting their concerns to the Dog Warden Service. The out-of-hours service enables the dog wardens to address complaints that previously may not have been addressed for 24 hours or more.”
Local residents requiring assistance or information can reach the service by calling the Council’s dog kennels on 028 9260 0804. Should you need to contact the Dog Warden Service out of hours (evenings and weekends) about a stray dog you can contact them on 07899 876081.