We pick up stray dogs from public places where possible, or collect stray dogs that are being held by a member of the public. Detained dogs will be collected between 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am - 4.00pm on Friday (including Bank Holidays, but with the exception of Christmas day and New Year's day when there is no service). If the dog has up to date microchip details or a collar and tag with the owner's name and address, we will return the dog where possible. Otherwise, it will be taken to our holding kennels.
Where they are held
Strays are held in our care at our holding kennels, located at Hull Animal Welfare Trust in South Cave (also known as Sunnydene Animal Shelter):
Hull Animal Welfare Trust
A location map and contact details for Sunnydene Animal Shelter are available below:
Location map and contact details for holding kennels
Dogs will be kept at the kennels for seven days to allow the owners time to collect them. After seven days, we will look to rehome the dog, however, you may still be able to reclaim your dog if it is waiting to be rehomed.
There is a charge for kennelling and for returning a dog to its owner. For the first three days of kennelling the charge is £62, and after that the daily charge is £7. The owner can collect their dog directly from the kennels, or alternatively, the dog can be returned to the owner's property for a charge of £74.40. If you are collecting your dog from Hull Animal Welfare Trust, please take identification, for example, a passport, driver's licence or utility bill.
Other stray animals
If you have found a stray cat or other pet, you may wish to contact the RSPCA or alternatively speak to one of the local animal charities for advice on what to do, some examples are listed below:
Cats Protection website
Hull Animal Welfare Trust website
Jerry Green Dog Rescue website
It is a criminal offence to own or keep any of the following types of dog:
- Pit Bull Terrier
- Japanese Tosa
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasiliero.
Such dogs should be reported to the Police by calling 101.