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You can report missing dogs to us by calling 01636 650000 or by filling in the form on this page.
Before calling please have the following details ready
Other organisations that may have your dog include RSPCA Radcliffe-on-Trent Animal Shelter (0115 933 4422) and local animal shelters. If all else fails try:
Whatever you do always contact us to provide a description of your dog and your contact details. Even if we have not got your dog when you call we may pick it up later and will contact you to arrange collection (subject to the payment of the stray dog charge).
Always fit a collar and identification tag to your dog and make sure it has your current contact details and address on it. This is a legal requirement and failure to do so may result in a fine of up to £5,000.
We are responsible for collecting stray dogs. If you find a stray dog between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday or 8.30am to 4pm on Friday ring 01636 650000 to arrange for a dog warden to collect it from you.
Outside of these hours, either hold onto the dog until you can contact a dog warden on the next working day, or take the dog to our acceptance point at:
Carlton Forest Boarding Kennels
Telephone: 01909 731792
Mobile: 0781 111 7067
Please ring before taking a dog so that you can be sure that there will be someone available to take the dog from you.
The law classes a dog found in a public place without supervision as a stray. Dog wardens pick up strays and owners are liable to a charge for the dog’s return.
If a stray dog carries identification it makes the return to its owner easy, but many dogs do not and are picked up, impounded and subsequently re-homed.
Stray dogs are taken to one of three kennels at Newark, Worksop or Ingham.
If unclaimed after seven days we try to find the dog a new home, with a new owner through Lincolnshire Rescue Kennels.
Newark and Sherwood District Council