Stray Dogs

With effect from April 2008 responsibility for stray dogs was removed from the Police and given to the Local Authority under Section 68 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act.

The Act is very specific and places all responsibility for dealing with stray dogs on the Local Authority, this includes powers for seizing stray dogs, for accepting them from members of the public, all record keeping and returning them to their owners.

You need to report this to the Local Authority as follows:

Hartlepool

During Office Hours – Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. telephone Hartlepool Connect on 01429 523333

Out of Hours – Monday to Friday, weekends and Bank Holidays telephone 01429 266522, then Option 1, then Option 2.

Middlesbrough

During Office Hours – Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. telephone 01642 726001

Out of Hours – Monday to Friday, weekends and Bank Holidays telephone 01642 726050

Redcar and Cleveland

Telephone 01642 774774

Stockton

During Office Hours – Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. telephone 01642 526575

Out of Hours – Monday to Friday, weekends and Bank Holidays telephone 01642 618946