Birmingham City Council does not accept or investigate reports of dog cruelty. These must be referred to the RSPCA.
Compulsory dog micro-chipping came into force 6th April 2016. If your dog is not microchipped or the keepers details are not up to date you may be served with a Notice, failure to comply with the Notice within 21 days could result in prosecution and a maximum fine of £500
Dogs Die In Hot Cars – ‘not long’ is too long – For more information please visit RSPCA at http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/health/dogsinhotcars
If you wish to report a problem relating to animal welfare issues, press the 'Report a general animal health and welfare issue' button above.
If you would like to report a lost, stolen, stray, dangerous dog or dog fouling please press the 'Report a lost, stray, missing and dangerous dog' button above. If you have any issues accessing the self service option or you are unable to access a computer please call 0121 303 6007. When completing the above form it will automatically be sent to the dog warden who operate Monday to Friday 9:00 - 16:00 (excluding Bank Holidays), who will attempt to respond the same day.
Please Note: Alternative arrangements are in place over the weekend and outside office hours, for stray dogs please call 07500 553000 (please do not text) for further advice or if the matter relates to a dangerous dog please contact the Police on 999 in an emergency or 101 for less urgent enquiries.
We deal with issues such as:
- Dog-related issues, stray dogs, dog fouling, irresponsible dog ownership (RSPCA deal with dog cruelty issues)
- Keeping, movement, and sales of pets and commercially traded animals, including livestock
- Enforcing legislation relating to animals
- Licensing animal related establishments
If you wish to make an application to gain a licence for an animal related establishment please visit our Animal Licensing page. It is against the law to run an animal related establishment without a valid licence/certificate.
Please note: We do not deal with enquiries relating to cats, or dog cruelty. Cases of injured stray cats or dog cruelty should be referred to the RSPCA.