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Medway Council collects stray dogs.
If you wish to report a dog being mistreated, phone the RSPCA
on 08705 555 999.
- animals and birds - RSPCA on 0300 1234
- badgers - the National Federation of Badger Groups on
020 7498 3220
- foxes - the Fox Project on 01892 826 222
- hedgehogs - the British Hedgehog Preservation Society on
01584 890 801
- other mammals - the Mammal Society on 020 7498
Animals and licensing
Find further advice about animal boarding, dog breeding,
exotic or wild animals, game dealers, pet shops, performing
animals, riding establishments and zoos on our Animals and
We enforce farm animal welfare and disease prevention on
farms, during transportation and at markets.
The standards for transporting animals are strictly controlled
to reduce the possibility of transmitting diseases such as foot and
Stock records at farms are checked by enforcement agencies such
as the British Cattle Movement Service and
controls are in place to regulate the disposal of animal carcasses.
In the past, farmers could just bury animal carcasses but now they
have to be transported to rendering plants. Animal by-products,
such as meat trimmings from butchers shops, cannot be sent to
landfill sites. These measures are in place to prevent the spread
of diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE).
Further information is available on the Trading Standards website
and from the Department
for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).