Dog ownership and control
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.