This section provides information on animal welfare in Lambeth. You can find out about pet care, responsible pet ownership, free and subsidised veterinary care, collection of stray dogs, and licences for commercially operated animal establishments.
We have adopted an Animal Welfare Charter to reflect the concerns of local people who care about animal welfare and any cruel treatment, abuse or neglect of animals.
Most dogs are not dangerous. Unprovoked aggression from dogs is not a natural behaviour. Any dog can be dangerous if it is not kept responsibly.
This page provides advice in dealing with foxes in the borough.
This page provides information about importing animals into the UK and exporting them to overseas countries.
We have a statutory duty to licence animal establishments within the borough. See this page to find out if you need a licence.
If you go into hospital, you will need someone to look after your pet. We provide advice on arranging pet care.
This section provides information and advice on your responsibilties as a pet owner.
What to do if you find a sick, injured or dead animal.
This section provides information on what we do about stray animals. It also gives advice on what to do if you find a stray animal or lose your pet.
We have, in conjunction with the Corporation of London, a rabies contingency plan which is kept under review.
Cruelty to animals
If you suspect that an animal of any kind is being subjected to any form of cruelty then the only organisation that can legally deal with this is the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). You can contact the RSPCA National Cruelty Helpline on 0300 1234 999.
We work closely with the police service, who are responsible for enforcing laws protecting wildlife.
Visit the wildlife crime section of the Metropolitan Police website for more information.
You can contact us by phone, email or letter, or you can visit our offices.
Animal Welfare Services
Wanless Road Depot
26 Wanless Road
Phone: 020 7926 8860
Fax: 020 7926 8919