Dog ownership and control

  1. Dangerous dogs
  2. Report a stray dog (You are here)
  3. Report dog fouling
  4. Dog breeding

Report a stray dog

Dogs which are not in the control of their owners can cause a range of problems. For example, car accidents, dog fights and attacks on people. Stray dogs not only cause a nuisance but also lead to unwanted litters of puppies.

To help keep stray dog numbers down, the council has a duty to seize stray dogs.

If the Council seizes a dog the owner will have to pay to recover the dog. The current fees are:

  • £25 statutory fee
  • £21.50 handling and boarding fee
  • £8.50 per night kennelling fee

Any person who finds a stray dog and wishes to keep it must do so for not less than 31 days according to law.

Report a stray dog

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