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Animal welfare

The animal welfare service can give help or advice about the care of animals. The service also investigates complaints about stray dogs, dangerous dogs and animal cruelty.

All complaints are investigated in accordance with the Regulators’ Compliance Code and Enforcement Concordat. There is also a Public Protection Enforcement policy which you can view in related documents below.

Stray dogs

If you find a stray dog please contact 07825 098947 and we will arrange to collect the dog. Please note that outside of office hours we only collect dogs which have been confined.

To report an animal that may have been abandoned in a property, or a suspected incident of animal cruelty, please email us.

Contact

Animal Welfare Service
Public Protection Division, Islington Council, 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR 
Tel: 020 7527 3222 
Fax: 020 7527 3228 
Email: animal.welfare@islington.gov.uk

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

The lost dogs and cats line uses a central database for people who have lost or found a pet in London and matches up or reunites pets with owners. They have a contract with the police to pick up dogs from all boroughs, so many people do not realise their pet could be at Battersea.

Battersea Lost Dogs and Cats Line: 020 7627 9245

Calls cost 60 pence per minute (this charge helps run the line). For additional information see Related Websites on the right.

Dead animals collection service

The drug action response team (DART) carries out the removal of any dead animals in public areas within 24 working hours. See Related Pages on the right for further information.

From 6 April 2016, dog owners who do not have their pets micro-chipped could face a fine of up to £500 under a new law affecting England, Scotland and Wales.

Microchipping is a simple and painless procedure that involves putting a special chip the size of a grain of rice into your dog's neck, so it can be identified if it strays or is stolen.

Get your dog microchipped

You are legally required to make sure your dog is:
 

  • microchipped
  • registered to an approved database by the time it is eight weeks old.

If you don't, you could be fined up to £500.

You must also make sure your dog's registration details are up to date. Your dog must be registered to you, not its previous owner.

If you are an Islington resident we can microchip your dog for free as part of a special scheme to make sure dog owners are responsible for their pets.

To book an appointment to get your dog microchipped, or for more information, call us on 020 7527 3222 or email us.

 
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