If you lose a dog
- 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
- Other agencies that may have information about lost dogs include local vets and animal welfare agencies such as the RSPCA or Blue Cross
- Local TV and Radio stations, and the local press may be able to run 'LOST' adverts for you
- 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
- Contact the Animal Welfare Officers on 023 8083 3005 (option 4) during office hours to report you have found a dog. We will need to know a brief description of him/her and whether they were wearing a collar and ID tag
- Check to see if the dog has any identification tags on its collar, and contact the owner if possible
- 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
- Remember it is illegal to keep a dog without informing the Animal Welfare Officers
Kennelling fees for 2020-2021
If your dogs has been collected by the Council’s animal welfare officers, it may have been cared for in a kennel.
The fees set out below will need to be paid before the dog can be returned.
Make a payment
- Daily kennelling charge £19.50
- Statutory fee £25.00
- Rehoming on behalf of a partner agency per dog £89.00
- Microchipping at reclaim £19.00
- Administration fee (includes price of new ID tag) £5.50
Scale of charges
|Day dog reclaimed
(Day of seizure is day 1)
|Fees payable by owner including VAT
(Not including vet fees)