If you lose a dog

  1. Contact the Animal Welfare Officers on 023 8083 3005 (option 4) during office hours to report your dog missing. We will need to know where you lost your dog, a brief description of him/her and whether they were wearing a collar and ID tag or are microchipped
  2. Other agencies that may have information about lost dogs include local vets and animal welfare agencies such as the RSPCA or Blue Cross
  3. Local TV and Radio stations, and the local press may be able to run 'LOST' adverts for you
  4. Talk to people who regularly walk around the area (milkman, postman, newspaper delivery people) and to your neighbours - they may have seen your dog. 

You must make sure that your dog has a collar with a tag whenever he or she is away from your property.

If you find a dog

  1. Check to see if the dog has any identification tags on its collar, and contact the owner if possible
  2. If you cannot contact the owner, or the owner is unknown, one of the Animal Welfare Officers who will arrange to collect the dog and give you further advice
  3. If you find a dog outside normal office hours, contact the council's out of hours emergency number on 023 8023 3344, or Three Oaks Boarding Kennels on 01489 892760 for advice on what to do next
  4. Remember it is illegal to keep a dog without informing the Animal Welfare Officers

Kennelling fees for 2015-2016

  • Daily kennelling charge £17
  • Statutory fee £25
  • Administration fee (includes price of new ID tag) £5

Scale of charges:

Day dog reclaimed
(Day of seizure is day 1)
Fees payable by owner including VAT
(Not including vet fees)
1 £47
2 £64
3 £81
4 £98
5 £115
6 £132
7 £149