RSPCA Central, West & North East London

24-hour cruelty and advice line: 0300 1234 999

Advice: Stray dogs which are not sick, trapped or injured

If you find an uninjured stray dog, you must contact your local police station and the local council animal warden.

If you cannot reach the local police or council by telephone, take the dog to the nearest police station, vet, charity animal hospital or, alternatively, please contact Battersea Dogs and Cats home for help and advice.

If the dog appears aggressive and you cannot approach it and think it may be a danger to the public, call 999 immediately. Also call 999 if the dog is at risk of cruelty or accident such as getting run over or causing a road traffic incident.

You can also call us on 020 7 272 2264 for advice. This is an electronic voicemail service and we aim to return your call within 48 hours. Thank you for your patience. In an emergency, you can contact the branch’s emergency line on 07710294180. Only call this number if you have tried and failed to reach the police and the local authority and you cannot take the dog to safety.

If the stray animal is sick, injured or in danger, call the National RSPCA’s cruelty line on: 0300 1234 999.

If you witness dog fighting or other illegal acts with animals, please call the police on 999 and inform the RSPCA’s cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 (calls charged at national rate).