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Stray & lost dogs

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Our dog wardens are responsible for seizing stray dogs, often in response to calls from members of the public or when on active patrol of the county. Stray dogs will be kennelled and inspected by a vet if required.

Lost dogs

Dogs wearing collars and tags in public places, as legally required under the Control of Dogs Order 1992, are returned to owners free of charge for the first time only if found by the dog warden and the owner is immediately contactable.

If we fail to contact the dog owner, the dog will be impounded and a release fee will apply.

If your dog has been picked up, it will be kennelled at Greenfield Kennels, Pantlasau Road, Llangyfelach, Swansea, 01792 771839 (opening hours - 9am to 5pm, seven days a week).

Contact us or call the kennels directly who will advise whether your dog has been impounded.


£80.00 for the first day or part day of impoundment and £15.00 per day thereafter until day 9.

Making a payment:

  • Pay over the phone: 01267 228686
  • Pay in person: Visit one of our cash desks

When payment is received, you will be issued with a receipt that must be taken to the kennels when collecting your dog. The dog must be collected by 5pm.

Dogs that are not claimed after seven clear days are offered for re-homing. We have a non-destruct policy.

Dangerous dogs

We have a duty, along with the police to deal with dangerous dogs. The Dangerous Dog Act 1991 makes it an offence for the owner or person in charge of a dog to allow the animal to be out of control in a public place. As well as prosecution, the act allows for the seizure and destruction of any such dangerous animal.

Responsible dog ownership and prevention

There are a number of simple steps you can take to ensure that if your dog is lost, you will be reunited with minimum delay and trauma.

Ensure that your dog has a name tag showing your address and telephone number. This is a requirement of law - Control of Dogs Act 1992.

The Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015 now makes it a legal requirement to have your dog micro-chipped. We offer a free micro-chipping service to residents of Carmarthenshire. A chip the size of a grain of rice is placed under the dog’s skin. The chip carries a special information number which is connected to the owner’s details. Dog wardens, vets, kennels and others have scanners. If the dog gets lost, it can be scanned and the owner can be contacted immediately. Dogs must be 12 weeks or over and fully vaccinated.

Page updated on: 13/05/2016

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