Stray or abandoned dogs can be reported to the Animal Welfare Officer at Dartford Borough Council on 01322 343 088. Alternatively, you can take the dog to Davenden Kennels, Cotton Lane, Stone.

Dartford Borough Council may, using powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, seize any dog caught straying on public land and private land (with the co-operation of the land owner) and impound it until the owners have come forward and paid a release charge. If, after 7 days, the dog is not claimed, it will become property of Dartford Borough Council.

If you need to report an act of cruelty, neglect or concern about the welfare of an animal, call the RSPCA’s 24-hour national cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999 or visit opens in a new