Report a stray, roaming or dangerous dog

If you have found a dog or seen a dog roaming, you can report it to us

Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) 

  • 8am - 4.30pm 
  • 6pm-10pm (contained dogs only)

Call us on 01482 300 300

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays

  • 9am-4pm
  • 6pm-10pm (contained dogs only)

Call our private kennels on 01482 701 738

If you find a stray dog outside of these hours

  • make sure that the dog is kept in a secure area and cannot escape
  • contact the animal warden at the first available time

Dangerous Dogs

To report a dangerous dog during normal office hours (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm), please contact either the police on 101 or our dog warden service on 01482 300 300. Outside of office hours please only contact the police on 101. We do not offer an out of hours service relating to dangerous dogs.

On receipt of your request

  • an officer will contact you to offer advice/ arrange collection
  • the dog will be checked for a microchip / identification and wherever possible, will be returned to the owner
  • dog’s whose owners cannot be identified, will be kenneled for seven days to allow an owner to reclaim their dog. After this time, the dog will be available for re homing

If you are interested in re homing a stray dog, contact Carr House Rescue Centre on  01482 701 738

Visit the Carr House Rescue Centre Website

 

Collection cost

If your dog is picked up by our dog wardens and cannot be returned to you immediately (for example if it has no form of identification such as a microchip or collar tag) the cost is -

First Offence £40 plus £6 /day kennel fee plus other (charge reduced to fixed fee of £40 if dog collected within 24 hours.
Second Offence £61 plus £6 / day kennel fee plus other 

These fees must be paid before your dog can be returned.