Question and Answer - Q249
I have found a dog, what do I do?
The police no longer have responsibility for stray dogs.
You should contact your local authority and ask to speak with the local dog warden. The dog warden has a responsibility to collect all stray dogs that are found in a public place.
The RSPCA will not go out and collect stray dogs.
See the website in related information to find your local authority.
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