Beware of bogus dog wardens' cold calls
Released: Friday, 19 May 2017
We have been made aware of a number of instances across Adur and Worthing in recent days where individuals claiming to be dog wardens have been knocking on pet owners' doors asking to see their animals.
The fear is that the apparent impostors had intentions to take the animal away from their owner.
Luckily on both occasions the dog owners were alert and sent the cold-callers on their way. We understand the affected householders have notified police.
We would like to reassure members of the public with any concerns who are greeted by people claiming to be dog wardens to follow these steps:
- Ask for ID - all Adur & Worthing Councils' staff will be carrying official identification
- Check the uniform - all Adur & Worthing Councils' staff will be wearing official uniform
- They could also be travelling in emblazoned vehicles
- To check workers' credentials, call the council on 01903 221064 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
- In an emergency, contact the police
- Anyone representing the Councils will always carry ID
Contact Public Relations & Communications
Public Relations & Communications,
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,