Reporting a Found Cat or Dog Call your local animal shelter, non-emergency police number, animal services, or animal control office. They’ll know if a dog or cat has been reported missing and can also scan for a microchip to help get your cat or dog back home.

What to do with a dog Ive found?

If you’ve found a healthy-looking dog:

  1. Report the dog – report the stray dog to the council, and ring local vets and rescue centres.
  2. If it’s safe, check whether the dog is wearing a tag, and if it is then call the number on it and leave a message.
  3. Ask local vets to scan the dog for a microchip.

What should I do if I find a stray dog UK?

Keeping a stray dog

You must return a stray dog to its owner if you know who the owner is. Otherwise you must contact your local council. Tell the council you want to keep the dog. If the council cannot find the owner you may be allowed to keep it.

What to do if you find a lost puppy?

Here are some tips that can help next time you see a lost pet:

  1. Capture and contain it with care. If you see a stray cat or dog, try to capture and contain the animal if circumstances permit. …
  2. Call the authorities. …
  3. Check for ID. …
  4. Get the pet scanned for a microchip. …
  5. Take pets with no ID to an animal shelter. …
  6. Post fliers.

Can I keep a dog if I found it?

It can be tempting to just give the pet a new name and make him part of your family, but that’s not the right thing to do—and in most places, it’s illegal. Most municipalities require that found dogs be reported to animal control and may have other laws about what must happen if you find a stray pet.

How do I report a dog owner UK?

Anyone can report a dog and their owner to the police. You can report a dangerous dog to your council’s dog warden service. You can also report dog fouling to your local council.

How do you get rid of stray dogs?

How Do You Get Rid Of Stray Dogs?

  1. Do Not Allow Pets Eat Outside. Dogs have a sharp sense of smell, and they can pick up food scents from long distances. …
  2. Using Thanos ultrasonic motion activated animal repellent. …
  3. Get A Territorial Dog Breed. …
  4. Get A Water Sprinkler. …
  5. Use A Perimeter Fence.

What do you do if you find a lost dog without a collar?

Contact your local authority

Report the dog to your local authority who will be able to come and collect the animal from you. If this is not possible, take the stray to your local rescue centre. Our London centre accepts stray dogs 24 hours a day.

What do dog wardens do UK?

The main role of a Dog Warden is to seize stray dogs. There is no legal definition of what a stray dog is but it is generally accepted as an unattended dog in a public place. Dog Wardens have varying other roles dependant upon when authorised delegation is given to them by their Local Authority.

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