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If you have found a stray or lost dog, here’s what you need to do next.

Stray Dogs

You must return a stray dog to its owner if you know who the owner is. If you find a stray dog and can’t contact the owner, you must report it to the council. This is a legal requirement.

We are unable to accept stray dogs at Rain Rescue.

Other animals, cruelty and abandonment

Depending on the situation, if you have concerns about cruelty or abandonment, you may need to contact the RSPCA. The RSPCA may also be able to help with concerns involving wildlife. See more information on their website here.