New animal warden service

A new service to collect and care for stray dogs in the city is being launched by Brighton & Hove City Council on 1 April.

The Animal Warden scheme will replace the city council’s Animal Welfare Service. This re-designed and modernised service will focus on providing the city council’s statutory duties - caring for stray dogs and licensing of pet shops, boarding kennels and other animal related businesses.

The wardens will also investigate complaints of dangerous dogs and work with the voluntary sector to promote responsible dog ownership.

The RSPCA will handle complaints concerning animal welfare.

Incidents of dog fouling will now be investigated by the council’s new waste enforcement officers who can issue on the spot fines to offenders.

To report dog fouling contact Cityclean on 01273 292929 or email

The information will enable the team to gather intelligence and determine areas which need to be patrolled.