Animal welfare

Stray and lost dogs

The council is responsible for collecting stray dogs and details of missing dogs from the public highway.

To report a stray or missing dog phone 03444 828346

If your dog has gone missing please report it to the Battersea Lost Dogs and Cats Line on 020 7627 9245. Any stray dogs found by the council’s contractor are listed on the Found Dog website.

You should also consider contacting neighbouring councils in case your dog has wandered into their area.


The RSPCA can be contacted for advice on all other animal problems (foxes, rabbits, birds, etc).

Dangerous dogs

To report a dog-related incident and for more information see our dangerous dogs page