Stray dogs

Stray dogs

We collect stray dogs which have been captured or tied up. We cannot catch loose dogs.

During normal office hours (9am – 5pm) our animal warden will collect the stray dog.  Please call 01306 879167 to report a captured stray dog. 

Out of office hours please call our contact centre on 01883 722000 who will connect you with our contractor

Claiming stray dogs

If a stray/lost dog is collected within office hours it is possible for it to be returned home without charge providing the dog has some identification on it and it has not strayed before. If the dog cannot be returned to its owner, it will be taken to kennels and the owner will be charged the appropriate fee when found.

Owners may incur a fine for found dogs that are not correctly identified.

Please check Dogs Lost UK for reports of lost and found dogs in the district.

What is a stray dog?

A stray dog is defined as 'any unattended dog in a public place' and a public place means on the highway or any other place to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access.

Dangerous dogs

A dangerous dog is either a member of a breed that has been defined as a dangerous dog in legislation or it is a dog that is out of control and may have attacked someone causing physical injury. Dangerous dogs should be reported to the Police on 101.