- If possible return the dog to the owner. There may be an address or telephone number on the collar or someone locally may know who owns the dog.
- If there are no details on the collar, and if you are able to take the dog to a vet. The vet should be able to check if the animal is microchipped. They may then be able to contact the owners by using the various microchipping databases. This is usually the quickest way to reunite a microchipped animal with its owner.
- If you cannot contact the owner and you have the dog contained, phone us on the number below. You will be asked to give the following details:
- Your name and address
- Your contact details
- The place where the dog was found
- A full description of the dog (colour and patterning, sex, whether it has a tag/collar, time it was found)
Following your call, the details you have provided will be passed to our collection service and they will arrange for the dog to be collected from you as soon as possible.
We are finding an increasing number of incidents resulting from finders of stray dogs becoming involved, unintentionally, in a dispute with the owners of the stray dog, after the finder has placed the found dog on social media. We politely advise that you that refrain from posting on social media and instead wait for the warden to arrive, to avoid any public confrontation incidents.