Reporting a stray dog
It is a legal requirement for all dogs in England to be micro-chipped. This ensures that the owner’s contact details can easily be traced if a pet is lost or stolen by scanning the small chip inserted under the dog’s skin.
Dogs on a highway or in a public place must also wear a collar and an inscribed tag with the name and address of the owner on it. A dog owner can be fined up to £5,000 if their dog is not wearing any identification.
Any dog found wandering alone in a public place can be classed as a stray. A stray dog may:
- foul on public land
- be aggressive and in some circumstances attack other dogs/animals or people
If you find a stray dog or have lost your dog you can contact our dog warden service: