Stray, lost or dangerous dogs
We have a range of responsibilities when it comes to looking after dogs within Walsall Borough. This includes:
- monitoring and reducing the amount of dog waste left on our streets
- helping people reunite with lost pets
- working with charities to provide shelter to lost or stray dogs
- support people who are worried about dangerous dogs
Keeping our streets clean
We are committed to keeping our streets clean and free of dog waste. If you know of anyone who is repeatedly letting their dog foul without cleaning it up, you should let us know.
Dog owners who don't clean up after their dog can be given a £50 fixed penalty fine. If they are prosecuted through the Magistrates' Court they may be fined up to £1,000.
What to do if you've lost your dog
We understand how stressful it can be to lose a beloved pet and we may be able to help.
You should contact the clean and green team (general enquiries) and tell us:
- your name
- contact number
- a photograph of your pet if you have one
- your dog's name and a description
- time/date/place lost
If your dog is at our kennel, you will have to pay for any veterinary costs as well as a £25.00 administration fee. This money helps us keep the kennel open.
Who can help if you've found a stray dog
We're responsible for making sure that any lost or stray dogs are taken to one of our kennels. We work with charities like Birmingham Dogs Home's Sunnyside Kennels to ensure that dogs are looked after safely. Police stations can't accept lost dogs.
If you find a dog, you should contact us so we can arrange when the stray will be collected. Our dog wardens always try to collect dogs on the same day they have been reported, but this isn't always the case.
If you find a stray dog, please look after them until the dog warden is able to collect them. We do not offer a re-homing service.
It is your responsibility as a dog owner to make sure your pet is under control at all times. Your dog will be considered dangerous if:
- it is out of control
- it injures someone or another dog
- someone is worried they may get injured by it
If you're worried about a dangerous dog, you should contact the police on 101 or through their online reporting form.
You can learn more about dangerous dogs on the West Midland's Police website.
Before contacting us, please check to see if we can answer your question from our online information.
Clean & Green Environmental Depot
200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills, WS8 7EN