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Animal Health

We are here to offer help and advice to the farming community in Monmouthshire.

We work to improve the health and welfare of livestock whilst on farm, in transit and at markets.

The service also deals with the licensing of certain establishments where animals are kept.

Animal Health contact details


01633 644121
01873 735420
01633 644123


Stray dogs

What to do if you find a stray dog

Email or telephone 01291 675459 (7:30am to 5:00pm)

Out of hours contact number 07833174131 – 5:00pm to 7:30am – 7 days a week. If you do not get a response and you feel that the situation is an emergency please call our out of hours emergency phone number 0300 123 1055

What to do if you have lost your dog

We will maintain a register of all dogs that have been reported to us as found. Please contact us to check if we are aware if a dog has been reported to us.

Charges for impounded dogs

If your dog is being held there will be a release fee payable per dog including any kennelling, veterinary fees and any other costs incurred. Dogs will be held for up to 7 days. The charge for this service must be paid before the dog is collected (cash or cheque with bankers card accepted).


Price (£) excluding VAT (Including all reasonable expenses)

The minimum release and administration charge 


Daily Rate Charged for Kennelling of a Dog 


The first day we will not charge £25.00 to the collector, After the first day the £25.00 per day will commence. 

£25.00 per day 

Call Out Fee Charged for Collection of a Stray 


Mileage Charge 

£0.50p per mile 

Out of Hours Charges (5:00pm – 7:30am)


Vet fees to be paid by owner of the dog or Monmouthshire council. 

Vet fees apply 

Microchip Fee 


Responsible dog ownership

Owners are legally required to ensure that their dog wears a collar and tag detailing the owner’s name and address. It is now the law that all dogs must be microchipped by the ages of 8 weeks and the details kept up to date. Owners must keep their dogs under control at all times and not allow them to stray or foul pavements or public areas.

How can I get my dog micro-chipped?

It is now the law that all dogs must be microchipped by the ages of 8 weeks and the details kept up to date. You can use any local vets to get your dog micro-chipped but your dog’s microchip must be fitted by a trained professional, e.g. a vet.


Microchip advice

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