Mistreatment or cruelty to animals
If you have seen an animal being mistreated or abused, report it to the RSPCA
. You can phone their 24 hour number 0300 1234 999. Please read the RSPCA's checklist
of questions they will ask you.
If the owner is an NCHA tenant then please also contact NCHA to let us know
. Dangerous animals
Under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 there are four types of dog which it is illegal to own in Britain; these are the Pit Bull Terrier, the Japanese tosa, the Dogo Argentino and the Fila Brasileiro. If you suspect a dog is illegal please contact the Dog Warden at your Local Authority
. If the dog is also in an NCHA property, please let us know
NCHA does not allow animals classed under the 1976 Dangerous Wild Animals Act to be kept as pets. Should you believe any such animals are being kept please contact NCHA in the first instance. Dog Fouling
If this is happening on a regular basis and the owner is an NCHA tenant then report this to NCHA
and also to the Dog Wardens at Environmental Health
. We can send out a letter to all tenants in the area reminding them to 'pick up' after their pet or if the behaviour continues arrange for a visit to talk to the owner.
If the pet owner is not an NCHA tenant we do not have any authority to contact them. You should contact your local council's Environmental Health Department
. Other animal issues that should be reported to NCHA
- Excessive, or inappropriate numbers of animals being kept at an NCHA property.
- Animals being kept in inappropriate conditions, for example in sheds or large dogs in flats.
- Animal breeding. If you believe that animals are being bred for sale in an NCHA property, please contact NCHA.
- Noise nuisance from animals in an NCHA property. The most common form of noise nuisance from animals is that of barking dogs but it could also be noise from poultry, caged birds, cats or any other animal kept domestically. If the property is not an NCHA property contact your local Environmental Health Department or if there is a welfare issue the RSPCA.