Dog Attacks

These are thankfully rare but are traumatic for all involved.

For dog on people attacks:

  1. Dial 999
  2. Try to stop attack (you will need to judge what risks to take)
  3. After the attack, the police will take the lead in any action.

For dog on dog attacks:

  1. Try to stop attack (you will need to judge what risks to take)
  2. After the attack, collect details of dogs/owners where possible and contact Brighton and Hove Council Dog Wardens
  3. Take dog/s to vets if required, keeping record of injuries and costs

The council are now again offering their services in investigating dog on dog attacks. Here is an excerpt from their website:

We will investigate:
• Dogs causing fear or minor injury to people
• Injury caused to dogs by other dogs in public places
• Attacks on assistance dogs
You can report any of the issues to us by email or telephone. animalwardens@brighton-hove.gov.uk 01273 294266

We will not investigate:
• Dogs used as weapons
• Incidents involving guard dogs
• Incidents involving banned breeds as listed in section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (amended)
• Dog attacks of a serious nature on humans.
Incidents of this nature should be reported to Sussex Police on 101.