Stray dogs

Found a stray dog?

If you see or detain a stray dog, please contact us on 01543 308725 as soon as possible.

If you decide to take personal responsibility for a stray, you are legally obliged to do one of the following:

  • Return it to its owner, if the owner can be identified from ID tags or other means.
  • Take/report the dog to us (or the local council in the areas the dog was found).

If you fail to do this, you will be committing an offence. 

To report a found dog contact environmental health team on 01543 308725.