Animal issues

Dangerous dogs

If a dog is dangerously out of control you can report it to us, or if an aggressive dog injures someone, report it to the police on 101. You should also contact the police if you think someone is keeping a banned dog (e.g. pit bull terrier).

Report an out of control dog

Stray dogs

If you find a stray dog, you can report it to us. We work in partnership with Birmingham Dog Wardens who will collect the stray dog. We will try to reunite it with its owner, if appropriate, or arrange for it to be looked after. If the dog is not claimed, you can request to keep it, subject to suitability checks.

Report a stray dog

Dog fouling

Dog mess is a public nuisance and a threat to health. 

Dog barking

Report noise nuisance.

Lost animals

If you've lost your pet we may be able to help:

Report a lost dog

For all other animals please call 0121 704 8000.

You can also call Pet Search on 0121 704 4377. Pet Search are a local organisation that help reunite lost pets with their owners.

Animal cruelty

If you’re worried that an animal is being subjected to any form of cruelty please call the RSPCA cruelty helpline: 0300 1234 999

Dead animals

We can only remove dead animals from council land, i.e. public highways, parks and Solihull Community Housing communal spaces.

Report a dead animal

If a dead animal is causing a hazard please call us on 0121 704 8000.

The Warwickshire Biological Records Centre (WBRC) contains information on species and ecological sites within Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. You can inform them of a dead badger on private land online (They will not collect the dead animal but record the death for statistical purposes).

Dead pets

If your pet dies, your local vet may be able to remove the animal. It’s also possible to bury a pet in the garden, but you need to check that there are no health hazards involved (eg. polluting the water table).

Information from the RSPCA about dealing with dead animals 

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