Q32: There is a stray dog that is hanging around my neighbourhood, what should I do?
The police no longer have responsibility for stray dogs.
If you cannot locate or contact the owner, you should contact your local authority and ask to speak with the local dog warden. The dog warden has a responsibility to collect all stray dogs that are found in a public place.
The RSPCA will not go out and collect healthy stray dogs, unless you have found a stray that is in danger, sick or injured. If so, please contact the RSPCA's 24 hour a day cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.
See the website in Related Information to find your local authority and more information from the RSPCA.