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Animal warden service

The animal warden service deals with all requests about stray dogs, collections, claiming your dog, kennelling, and rehoming.

Published: 16 January 2021

Last updated: 25 January 2021

Our animal warden service is delivered by SDK Environmental Ltd. They provide a collection, kennelling and rehoming service to support stray or lost dogs and sometimes other animals. Our wardens do not have powers to seize dogs but they will support other agencies such as the Police and the RSPCA when requested.  

The service operates a 24 hour stray dog collection service. We aim to collect dogs within 2 hours but this may take longer during late and unsociable hours. 

Any stray dogs collected will be scanned for a microchip in order to return the owner’s lost pet. Dogs that cannot be repatriated will be kennelled for a statutory 7 day period, and a lost dog report put onto a website that is shared with other animal shelters such as Battersea Dogs and Cats home. If no one claims the dog it will be rehomed.  

If your dog does stray and we have to collect it there will be a fee. Please the how to claim my dog

For further information, contact [email protected].

Reporting animal abuse or cruelty

All acts of animal cruelty should be reported directly to the RSPCA.