East Devon District Council

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8. Dealing with complaints - abandoned pets

If you plan to be away from your home for any period of time you must make reasonable arrangements for the care of any pets.  

It is your responsibility to make sure pets are properly looked after and if you can no longer care for them you must arrange for them to be re-housed. 

If we find that any pets have been abandoned when tenants move out of one of our properties, we will remove the pet and make arrangements for it to be cared for temporarily.  We will attempt to contact the owner but where this fails we will contact local animal sanctuaries for assistance.  Any costs that we incur in dealing with abandoned animals will be re- charged to the tenants concerned where possible.