West Lothian residents who are impacted by noise caused by continual barking of a neighbour's dog(s), either inside or outside their homes, have the right to take action in an attempt to resolve the problem.
The law defines a stray as a dog which is in a public place and not under the charge of a keeper. This means that any dog out with its own property/garden unattended is classed as a stray. An authorised officer has the right to uplift any animal he suspects is a stray under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
West Lothian Council provides a range of sites where customers can deposit dog fouling
If you have lost your dog, please contact Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home as soon as possible (Tel: 0131 669 5331). If our officers have uplifted any stray dogs we will take them to the home as kennel providers for the Council.
This page provides information on the legal requirements of dog owners to keep their animals under control and the sanctions available to authorities in dealing with out of control dogs.
Where dog mess needs cleaned up, want to report a damaged dog waste bin or have an existing one emptied, please use our online form.