The Dog Control helpline is open from 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to
Friday, 10.00am-4.30pm on Wednesday.
If you have lost a dog between those hours
Ring the Dog Control Helpline on 01773 841335
to speak to a member of staff who will ask you for the following
- Your name and address.
- Contact telephone number
- Description of your dog
- If it is wearing identification or is identichipped.
- Where and when you lost your dog.
If you have lost a dog outside those hours
Ring the Dog Control Helpline on 01773
You will be given the option to transfer to the Emergency Duty
Officer who will advise you accordingly.
If you would like to ring the Emergency Duty Officer direct, you
can dial 01773 841414.
The Council's Found Dog register will be checked to see if your
dog as been picked up by a Dog Control Officer.
If we find your dog we will contact you as soon as possible to
arrange for its return.
If your dog is wearing a collar and disc or is identichipped, it
will be returned directly to you free of charge. (This applies only
if you are contactable and have not had previous free
If your dog has been kennelled you will be required to pay
detention and kennelling charges on its return.
The Authority has a legal obligation to kennel a dog for 7 days
and it will then be eligible for rehoming.
Amber Valley Borough Council enforce the Environmental
Protection Act 1990 which makes it an offence for a dog to freely
roam the streets and clearly states that dogs must be wearing a
collar and disc stating the owners name and address. A fine of up
to £5000 can be incurred.
If you find your dog, please let us know as soon as
possible so that it can be removed from our records.