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

Phone: 01633 644121

Email: animalhealth@monmouthshire.gov.uk


Stray dogs

What to do if you find a stray dog

  • Newport City Dogs Home, Stephenson Street, Newport NP19 0RBSee Newport City Dogs Home on the My Newport map

    Email dog.control@newport.gov.uk or telephone 01633 656656 (Monday-Friday)

    Newport City Dogs Home is run by Newport City Council and takes in stray dogs found by residents of Monmouthshire.

    Dogs entering the kennels are checked for illness or injury and are treated by a vet if necessary.

    We also check to see if dogs are microchipped.

    Owners have seven days to claim their dog and every effort is made to contact owners.

    The charge for this service must be paid before the dog is collected (cash only).

    Dog kennels | Newport City Council

    If 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 and/or impounded by our holding kennels. Please contact Newport City Dogs Home on 01633 656656 to check if your dog is being held there.

Charges for impounded dogs

If your dog is being held at Newport City Dogs Home there will be a release fee payable per dog to Newport City Council in addition to any kennelling, veterinary fees and any other costs incurred. Kennelling costs are found on the Newport City Dogs Home website Kennel opening hours & charges | Newport City Council and 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).

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.

Documents

Microchip advice

The Puppy Buyer’s Checklist