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Dog Wardens - Strays and lost dogs

If you have found a stray dog in Wiltshire or have lost a dog please call us on 0300 4560107 (out of hours please follow the answer phone message to go through to our call centre).

There may be a wait but please stay on the line. You can also email us at (opens new window)

The Control of Dogs order 1992 (opens new window) requires that all dogs in a public place must wear a collar and identification tag, including the name and address of the owner. From 10 June 2024 it will be compulsory for all dogs and cats to be microchipped (read The Microchipping of Cats and Dogs (England) Regulations 2023 (opens new window)).

If you think a dog is being mistreated or neglected please call the RSPCA on 0300 1234999 or visit RSPCA (opens new window) for more advice.

Stray and lost dogs

A stray dog is any dog that is without an owner on public or private property where the dog has no right to be.

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