Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Animal health and welfare

info for dog walkers

There are a number of disruptions to Council services because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the link below before accessing any of our services.

For details of disruptions and for advice and guidance visit

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