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Dogs lost and found

Found dogs

If you have found a dog you can report it using the Report a found dog form.

The dog warden service operates Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. During busy periods they may not be able to collect a dog until the following working day. We recommend taking the dog to your local vet to see whether it has an identification chip which will contain the owners details. Please make sure that the dog is kept in a secure area and cannot escape. The dog will need water and, if possible, some food.

The service does not operate during evenings, weekends or Bank Holidays. If you find a dog during one of these times you can take it to:
Flushdyke Kennels
156 Wakefield Rd
Ossett
WF5 9AQ

If you need to drop off a dog you should ring the kennels on 07710 232372 beforehand to arrange a suitable appointment.​

A warden can collect a found dog from you and take them to kennels with which we have contracts.The dog will be kept there for 7 days. After 7 days the dog will become the responsibility of the kennel. Details of kennels can be found here.


Lost dogs

If you have lost your dog you should use the Report a lost dog form.

If we pick up a dog matching the description you have provided we will contact you. You should also contact the council-affiliated kennels listed in Kennels used by LCC dog wardens as well as other local kennels, vets or the Dogs Trust in case somebody else has found your dog and handed it in. You may also want to check the Dead cats and dogs register page to see if we have picked up your pet.

Our dog wardens also run a Facebook page, 'Leeds Found Dogs'. If a stray dog is found and has to be put into kennels, if we can't contact the owner or it isn't microchipped, we will post a picture of it there along with additional details.​​

From April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped by law. You can find free microchipping events by Dogs Trust near you.​​​​​​

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Click to expandReport a dead, sick or injured dog

Please note: We currently do not scan dead animals that we remove

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Sick or injured stray dogs should be reported to the RSPCA. Reports can be made via the RSPCA website or by calling 0300 1234 999.​​

Dead dogs can be reported to us by using the Report a dead animal form.​​​

Click to expandKennel information

The charge for a member of public to retrieve a dog once it has been taken to the kennels is £60.50 within the first 24 hours. The charge increases by £10.50 each additional day up to 7 days where the price is £123.50.

For information on kennels used by Leeds city council please read our Kennels used by LCC document (PDF 177KB)

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Click to expandReport a stray dog

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To report a stray dog please use the Report a stray dog form.​​

Click to expandMicrochipping

​All owners should have their dogs micro chipped. If your dog becomes lost or stolen it can easily be identified and returned to you. Micro chipping is compulsory for all dogs from April 2016. Your vet is able to microchip your dog.​

Click to expandDangerous dogs

​It is against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, including:

◾ in a public place
◾ in a private place (e.g. a neighbour’s house or garden)
◾ in the owner’s home

The law applies to all dog breeds.

A dog does not have to bite someone or be one of the known banned breeds to be deemed dangerous. A dog could be considered dangerously out of control if it:

◾ injures someone
◾ makes someone worried that it might injure them

You can report a dangerous dog and their owner to the Police on 999 (emergencies) or 101.

Alternatively, you can report your concerns to the Dog Warden Service by calling 0113 222 4406 or using the Report a problem with a dog form.​​​​​​​​

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