Problems with dogs are an increasing issue for Haverhill Police’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).
PCSO Kayla Packman has been bitten three times since she started work at the SNT in February, and has said that police have to deal with increasingly more dog-related troubles.
“Since we’ve not had a dog warden for however long, around two years, every incident is called to us, and we have nowhere to take the dogs,” she said.
“I speak to people and ask them to muzzle their dogs as a lot is just common sense, but you would be amazed how many dog incidents there are.
“A lot of people just don’t take responsibility for their pets.”
However, PCSO Packman did say that dog thefts were not an issue in Haverhill.
There have been numerous incidents mentioned on Facebook of people having dogs stolen and thieves marking houses from which they wish to steal dogs, yet there have been no such incidents reported to police.
“We have had no incidents of dogs being stolen in the town, and there are quite a few ‘designer dogs’ in Haverhill, and if this does happen we will let the public know about it.”
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (September 19) Echo.