Under the Environmental
Protection Act 1990 your Council has a statutory duty to deal with
stray dogs and this is undertaken by its Legal and Public Health
Every effort is made to respond
to all reports regarding stray dogs on the same day they are
When a Stray Dog is Caught
Where the owner of a stray dog
can be contacted, it will normally be returned directly by the Dog
Warden. So, as well as being a legal requirement, it pays to have
your pet readily identifiable, either by a collar and tag, or,
microchip - just in case you lose it.
If we cannot contact or identify
the owner or, where a dog is repeatedly allowed to stray, it will
be taken to Birmingham Dogs Home at Sunnyside Kennels, who can
be contacted on 01902 790618.
Payment of Fees
Payment of a statutory fee of
£25, plus the cost of its accommodation and any veterinary charges
incurred, is required, before any stray is released from the
kennels to its owner.
Duration of Kennelling
Stray dogs have to be kept for 7
clear days prior to disposal. But Birmingham Dogs Home, will do
everything they can to avoid having to have an animal put down.
After 7 days, however, the dog may be re-homed and not, therefore,
recoverable by its previous owner.
Keeping a Stray Dog
In some cases it is possible for
a person who finds a stray dog to keep it. For further information
please contact us on the number below, to discuss the
To Report a Stray
During office hours, 8:45am -
5:00pm (Monday to Friday), calls to report a stray dog should be
made to the council offices on (01902) 696000.
Outside of office hours (see
above) an independent call centre will receive all calls on (01384)
Alternatively you could contact the Council using the contact
There are no charges for reporting a stray or lost dog
but to recover your dog from Sunnyside Kennels will cost a
statutory fee of £25, plus the cost of its accommodation and any
veterinary charges incurred.