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 telephyone, take the dog to the nearest police station, vet, charity animal hospital or Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
If the dog appears aggressive and you cannot approach it and think it may be a danger to the public, call 999. Also call 999 if the dog is at risk of cruelty or accident such as getting run over or causing a road traffic incident.
For further advice contact us at 020 7 272 2264. You will usually have to leave a message on this line but in the event of an extreme emergency call 07710 294 180. 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 you witness dog fighting or other illegal acts with animals, please call the police on 999 and inform an RSPCA inspector on 0300 1234 999 (calls charged at national rate).