Dog Law Solicitors for The Avon & Somerset Area

Police across the UK are cracking down on dangerous dog breeds in accordance with current dangerous dog law. The Avon and Somerset area is no exception.

Between 2011 and 2016 the Avon and Somerset Constabulary have seized on average 64 dogs a year under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, and on average 20 of those seized dogs are destroyed These figures can be disheartening and worrying for anyone whose dogs might be seized by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Help is at hand. Whether your dog has been worrying livestock, was out of control, or has been seized under suspicion of being a banned breed, we urge you to get in touch with us today. The law requires the police to follow due process, and we want to make sure that your dog is adequately represented throughout that process.

Here to Help

We are expert dog law solicitors who are dedicated to giving your four-legged friend a fighting chance. We’re dog owners ourselves, so we understand and empathise with how upsetting a time this can be. We don’t mind how upset you are when you call us, we just want to make sure that you call us immediately.

To revisit the previous figures, between 2013 and 2016 ten dogs were seized in Somerset because of an incident where an out of control dog caused injury. Of those ten, six were returned to their rightful owners. It’s people like us who are getting dogs returned to their home.

We will do everything in our power to prove a seized dog’s innocence and get them back to your care. Some of our previous cases have been so successful that we’ve managed to get the dog released into the owner’s care before it’s gone to court.

Don’t despair, we’re here to help. Contact us today and we’ll talk you through your rights, the options available to you, and then we’ll get to work trying to get your beloved pet home.