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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Animal health and welfare

info for dog walkers

The Animal Health and Welfare team provides a wealth of help and advice for animal related issues.

The service is responsible for:

  • Stray animals
  • Handover of animals
  • Microchipping - low cost and free microchipping
  • Dog fouling - education and enforcement
  • Promotion of responsible pet ownership
  • Animal welfare issues - cruelty, abandonment and dog attacks
  • Animal licensing - boarding, riding and pet shops
  • Advice about urban foxes