Lost and stray dogs
What we do when we find a dog
Where a dog warden finds a stray dog they may seize it.
If we can find its owner's details (perhaps from its tag or a microchip) we will call them.
If we can contact the owner, and they are able to pay the fine straight away we will arrange to return the dog, if someone will be home to receive it.
In all other cases we will take the dog to the City Dogs Home or make alternative arrangements with the finder, a vet, or an animal charity to look after the dog for us.
Owners have up to 7 days to reclaim their dogs from the kennels but must pay the fine and daily kennelling charges before it will be released.