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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for our places and open spaces

Stockton Council's web-based services (including website) will be unavailable on Saturday 18 November due to essential maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience caused

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