Animal Welfare Advice
Microchipping/Spaying and Animal Welfare
The Branch offers a low cost neutering scheme for members of the public who are on the means tested benefit criteria that we cover. Please ring the branch or email for more information.
The Branch also offers welfare assistance if you have a sick or injured pet, need emergency veterinary care, and are in receipt of one of the means tested benefit criteria that we require. Please ring the branch or e-mail for further information.
The Branch holds action events in which we go out into the community to microchip your pets. Please look at our events page which will give you any events coming up in the near future.
From the 6th April 2008 new government legislation has come into force whereby the sole responsibility for managing stray dogs will rest with the local authorities. From this date the police will no longer be required to accept stray dogs.
If you have lost your dog or found one then please call the dog wardens:
Leeds: 0113 222 4406
Wakefield: 08458 506 506
If your animal is Microchipped and goes missing or is stolen please inform the Microchip company and they will flag your pet as missing on their system.
If your animal is stolen please also inform the police.
If you find a dog by law you MUST report it to the local dog warden
We would also advice that you register your dog as missing on http://www.doglost.co.uk/, where you can upload pictures, details and information of lost or found dogs.
If you have lost your cat, please e-mail your details, as well as information and details regarding your cat and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the cat is chipped please contact the microchip database. It's also worth phoning around vets in the area and emergency vets to see if your animal has been brought in injured. ww.catchat.org is also useful for lost & found.
For information on stray cats please go to the RSPCA website www.rspca.org.uk for advice on what you should do.
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Animal training/behaviour advice
All animals need to be taught how you want them to behave, they cannot work it out on their own. Dogs especially, need lots of socialisation early on and benefit from a routine with positive/ reward based training. Classes are a great way to get started, no matter what age your dog is... it is NEVER too old.
The following site has some fantastic free dog training books available for download ( e.g After You Get Your Dog, by Ian Dunbar), as well as a wealth of information - http://www.dogstardaily.com/free-downloads (link added by kind permission of dogstardaily.com)
Some handy training tips from the APDT: http://www.apdt.co.uk/dog_training_tips.asp
If you are having behavioural problems with your dog, please contact a member of one of the following organisations. They all require high standards from their members and only use kind, fair and effective training methods. Please don't give up, there is help out there.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers - http://www.apdt.co.uk/
Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors - http://www.apbc.org.uk/
United Kingdom Registry of Canine Behaviourists - http://www.ukrcb.org/
If you own a deaf dog this is a great forum for getting info and tips on how to train and best care for your deaf dog