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Dogs, fouling, found or missing

Report lost, stray or found dog
To report a lost, stray or found dog ring 0113 222 4406 - Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm. 

You can leave a message after this time but it will not be dealt with until the next working day.

Dog wardens can collect stray and found dogs from you and take them to kennels.  Dog Wardens work Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, this service does not operate on an evening, weekend or Bank Holiday. During busy periods they may not be able to collect a dog until the following working day.
Found or stray dogs are taken to kennels that Leeds City Council has contracts with where they will remain for 7 days.  After 7 days the dog will become the responsibility of the kennel.  For details of the kennels used by us see documents for details.

If you find a dog on an evening, weekend or bank holiday you can take it yourself to Flushdyke Kennels, 156 Wakefield Rd, Ossett WF5 9AQ.  The out of hours service operates weekday evenings 4.30pm to 1.00am or weekends and Bank Holidays 9.00am to 1.00am.  If you need to drop off a dog you should ring the kennels on  07710 232372 beforehand to arrange a suitable appointment.

If you have lost your dog please contact the kennels listed in the documents section to check if we have taken it there. It might also be worth checking with any other local kennels, vets or the Dogs Trust in case somebody has taken it there.

If you have lost your dog, you may also want to check the register we have for dead cats and dogs to see if we have picked up your pet. It's updated on a regular basis and can be accessed from the documents section.

Dangerous dogs
Please call us to report a dangerous dog on 0113 2224406 8am – 6pm, after 6pm if the dog presents immediate threat to the public or is on a public road call 999 otherwise report it on 101.

It is an offence to allow a dog in your care to behave in an aggressive manner. A dog does not have to bite someone or be one of the known banned breeds to be deemed dangerous.

If you are found guilty of owning a dangerous dog you can receive a fine of up to £5,000 and/or six months in prison.

The banned breeds that you should report even if they are not currently displaying dangerous behaviour are pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, fila braziliero or dogo argentino.
Report dog fouling
Pavements that are heavily soiled can be cleared - this could take up to 5 working days. Smaller amount can be bagged and placed in litter bins.

Please use the online Report a street cleaning issue form, from the Top Tasks section of this page and provide as much information as you can.  Include where the fouling occurs and details of the owner if you have it as we may be able to prosecute them.

Dog owner’s responsibility
For more information see the PDF document in the documents section.