Animal behaviour and welfare science is well developed, and experts are regularly called upon in animal-related court cases. I am therefore able to provide dog welfare expert witness services - including a report-based unbiased expert opinion concerning the behaviour and/or welfare of domesticated dogs (as well as with cats or rabbits). My expert witness work is nationwide.
I have experience of providing unbiased reports on the behaviour of animals - namely where owners are facing prosecution under sections 3(1) and (4) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, and under section 1(3) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1989. I have also worked alongside a local police force to this effect. Expert reports, with pertinent references to animal behaviour science, are prepared and presented to the court and, where appropriate, they include recommendations for the animals future behaviour and management.
Please contact me directly for further information. If you have not already instructed a solicitor, I will advise you to do so. I then review all case details before conducting a behaviour and/or welfare assessment of the animal(s) concerned. This takes place in the owners home or in holding kennels, as appropriate. A report is then prepared and I attend court hearings as required.