Animal welfare

Stray and lost dogs

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

To arrange a collection of a confined stray dog please call:

  •  03444 828342 (during office hours)
  •  03444 828346 (outside office hours)

If you have lost your dog and wish to claim it, please check the Found Dog website. Dogs can be claimed during working hour on 03444 828300.  Proof of ownership will be required and fees will need to be paid prior to being reunited with your dog


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