The Dog Warden patrols North Ayrshire for stray dogs during office hours. The warden has powers to seize and impound any dog believed to be stray.
To report a stray dog contact:
- 01294 324339 Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.45pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm
- Police Scotland should be contacted outside of office hours
The local police station is notified when a dog is seized by the Dog Warden. If a dog is microchipped, or has a name tag, the warden will contact the owner.
If a dog is impounded, kennelling fees plus a fixed fine of £25 are due.
Stray dogs are taken to kennels at:
Telephone: : 01290 552532
Southfield Kennels operate:
- daily from 10am to 4.30pm
It is best to contact the kennel operator first, where possible, to make arrangements prior to travelling.
Dogs are kept for 7 days unless reclaimed.
Our Dog Warden service Facebook page aims to reunite dogs and their owners.
Failure to collect dogs
Failure to collect a dog within 7 days will in most cases result in the dog being given to the Dogs Trust for rehoming. In very rare cases, the dog may be destroyed.