Found a dog?

If you find a stray dog, you are required by law to contact the local dog warden. The Dog Warden Service is available Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm and can be contacted on: 01793 445501 or on 01793 466453 at all other times.

Every effort will be made to locate and notify a dog’s owner but, if one cannot be not be identified, the dog will be taken to one of the kennels used by the Council, where it will be kept for seven days.

If, at the end of this period, the dog is not claimed, the ownership of the dog legally transfers to the Council and efforts are made to re-home it, often through ourselves (SNDogs) It is very rare that the council would put a dog to sleep and then only if it was not possible to re-home it due to illness, extreme old age or if it was considered to be dangerous.