Everyone is responsible for the welfare of dogs.

If you believe a dog is being neglected or abused, or has been abandoned, you have a duty of care towards the animal and should report this.

In the first instance, contact the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) on 0300 1234 999.

Alternatively, call your local Council or report this to us on 101.

If you want to report an issue with a dog use this checklist to find the right organisation to contact.

The local Council is responsible for:
  • Stray dogs
  • Lost dogs
  • Found dogs

To report any of the above please use the contact details below:

Barnsley: click here or call 01226 773555 (out of office hours 07979 414483)

Doncaster:  click here or call 01302 736000

Rotherham: click here or call 01709 382121

Sheffield: click here or click here for contact details.

You can also contact the dog wardens directly, please use the details below:

Barnsley: 01226 772468

Doncaster: 01302 736000

Rotherham: 01709 336003

Sheffield: 0114 2037410 / 0114 2037411

South Yorkshire Police are responsible for:
  • Dangerous dogs
  • If you've been bitten by a dog
  • If you've hit a dog with a vehicle
  • If you suspect someone has a banned breed of dog, for example, a pit bull terrier

To report any of the above issues please contact us on 101.