Laws and procedures relating to stray dogs (FOI)
Laws and procedures relating to stray dogs (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 20 October 2015.
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What laws are in place for dealing with stray dogs?
What is the procedure for reporting a stray dog in normal office hours and out of hours?
Are there any planned revisions for the law coming up, and when may we expect a draft and what in overview will this entail?
Are there procedures for the public documented on the States website, and if not, might we expect them in the near future?
The Dogs (Jersey) Law 1961 (Chapter 02.550) can be found on the Jersey Law website.
Dogs (Jersey) Law 1961 on Jersey Law website
This information is not held by any States Department but we would refer the questioner to the Parishes of Jersey website below.
Under ‘Licences’ you will find a section relating to dog licences and dealing with a stray dog. The dog licence application form also contains specific information about stray dogs.
Licences on Parish website
Dog licence application on Parish website
We can confirm the Dogs (Jersey) Law 1961 is currently under review by the Legislation Advisory Panel, the detail of the review is qualified exempt pursuant to Article 35 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, however, any proposed changes to the law will be made public in due course and will be subject to States Assembly approval.
We would refer the questioner to the relevant websites listed above.