Depending on what type of pet you have found, you may need to take differing actions. Below are a few suggestions of what you could do.
Please register the pet on this website as soon as possible to give it the best chance of being reunited with its owner as quickly as possible.
Details of how this website works can be found on the 'How we Work' page.
Please also check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
Once you have registered a stray dog, you must then contact your Local Authority who are legally responsible for stray dogs. A dog is classed as being stray if it is in a public place without its owner or the person who is responsible for it. A dog that is roaming or straying that is acting aggressively needs to be reported to the local police and dog warden.
A lot of owners have their pets microchipped. Where possible, and appropriate, you should consider taking the pet to a local vet and ask them to scan the animal for a microchip. For Data Protection reasons the vet will not be able to tell you the owner's details but may be able to contact the microchip company or the owner directly. You should then update the 'Scanned for Microchip?' status on the pet's details on this website and, where appropriate, enter the microchip number in the box provided.