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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 dogs@wiltshire.gov.uk (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 legislation.gov.uk: 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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