Lost and Stray Dogs
The dog warden is responsible for collecting lost and stray dogs across North Somerset. This often happens in response to calls from owners who have lost their pets or reports from members of the public who have spotted animals roaming off the lead. Once caught, they are provided with a kennel and have a veterinary inspection.
The warden will do everything he can to reunite dog and owner and will return a dog free of charge if its owner can be contacted within 30 minutes of their pet being found. If an owner cannot be contacted, the dog will be transported to a safe place for up to seven days. For the dog's return you will be charged a minimum of £56 plus £9 per day for its time in kennels.
After seven days if a dog has not been claimed it is signed over for re-homing as long as it is suitable.
During normal office hours, report a stray dog to the Council Connect Dog Warden by calling North Somerset Council (01275 888802). For non-urgent enquiries please use the email at the top of this page.