Any dog found in a public place that is unsupervised can be seized and taken to council approved kennels.
Before returning a stray dog to its owners, they will need to pay the council for:
- kennelling fees
- a £25 charge
- any other costs incurred
Strays are kept for up to seven days. If a dog is not claimed after seven days, it will be re-homed. Please contact us if you can offer a dog a good home.
Sometimes, a dog will need to be put to sleep on veterinary advice.
Reporting a lost or stray dog
Contact us to:
- report that your dog has gone missing
- report that you have found a lost dog
Please leave all your details and an officer will get back to you as soon as possible.
Stray dogs can be taken out of office hours to a reception point – for details contact us.
To report a dangerous dog please contact the Police by calling 101.