Stray dogs

The district council is responsible for stray dogs found within the district. A collection service operates within normal offices hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4pm Friday.

To report a stray dog, please contact the council on:

Tel: 01799 510510


From 6th April 2008 the police will no longer have responsibility for taking in strays, and new arrangements have been put into place.

Out of Hours Service

If you find a stray dog outside normal offices hours please call our out of hours service on 01799 510510 and then press 3 for our emergency call handling service. You will be advised on where you can take the dog. Alternatively, if you can keep the dog until the next working day, you can contact us on 01799 510510.

Please do not release the dog to run again, as this could result in injury to the dog or other members of the public.


Additional Information

Icon for pdf Dog Control Order [248.91KB]
Icon for pdf Dog Exclusion Order [288.48KB]
Icon for pdf Dogs on Lead Order [287.46KB]
Animal fees (Stray Dogs)
Responsible dog ownership