Dog attacks

Report a dog-on-dog attack

To report a dog-on-dog attack to the Council, call 0191 427 7000 or email

When reporting the attack, please provide as much information about the attack as possible including:

  • Date, time and location of the attack
  • Place where the attack took place
  • Witnesses to the attack and their name, address, contact details, if known
  • Circumstances of the attack
  • Whether animals involved were on or off lead
  • Details of the injuries sustained
  • Description of the attacking dog  - breed, markings, age
  • Description, name, address of owner / walker of attacking dog(s) if known