If the stray is in your care

If you have a stray dog in your care please call us: 01305 221000

If you are unable to care for the dog we will try our best to help. Call the number and wait to be connected to our out of hours service. If a dog warden is available to collect the dog they will attempt to do so, or we may be able to give you the address of a reception centre where you can take the dog.

Our service operates from 8am to 9:30pm daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

If you have caught the dog and it is outside of these hours, it is your responsibility to keep the dog safe and contained until we can come and collect it. We have to operate to these hours due to kennel opening times. Please keep the dog in a secure garden, out-building or within your home with access to water until the dog warden arrives.

If you saw a stray but did not catch it

We are not able to 'catch' stray dogs that have been seen in open countryside or on public land, we can only assist if you have the dog contained and under control on a lead or rope. We would however still encourage you to report any sightings of a stray dog as it could prove useful if the owner has been in contact.

Report a stray dog which is not contained

You will need register on our online portal to report a stray dog which is not contained.

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