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Privacy notice – Animal Welfare Service

Information about how and when the Animal Welfare service processes personal information about you.

What we do

The Animal Welfare Service is responsible for the collection of stray dogs. When possible the service will respond to enquiries regarding sick and injured wildlife. The service also investigates complaints under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

What information we collect

The information we collect from you may include:

  • name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • bank details
  • nationality
  • relationships information
  • relevant case information
  • other agencies directly involved.

Agencies we might share the information with

  • Police
  • Fire Brigade
  • animal welfare organisations
  • animal rescue organisations
  • Environment Agency
  • other Council departments
  • other local authorities
  • NHS
  • mental health organisations
  • dog handling contractors
  • microchipping companies
  • veterinary organisations.

Why we process your information

  • service delivery
  • prevention of cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • investigation under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • investigation under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • animal licensing legislation
  • microchipping legislation
  • prevention and detection of fraud
  • service development.