If you have lost a dog call the Animal Warden.
Bring proof of identity
Before your dog is given back to you, you must provide proof of your identity, e.g.: driving licence or utility bill and proof of ownership. This could include any of the following:
- A printed photograph of the dog (a picture on a mobile phone is not acceptable)
- A vaccination certificate
- A letter on headed paper from a vet
- A pedigree certificate
- Receipt of purchase
- Pet insurance certificate
When we are satisfied that you are the owner and you have paid the £85 Council fee you will be given the location of the dog and a form to take to with you to the kennels. The kennels will not release the dog without the form. If the dog is not claimed within 7 days the dog becomes the property of the Council and will be re-homed.
The Local Authority Fee is £85. On the first occasion only, if the dog is properly tagged and can be returned to the owner, this fee may be waived. You will also be expected to pay any kennelling fees, veterinary expenses and any out of hours call-out charges for the collection of a stray dog. You will be sent an invoice detailing any charges.