This animal hasn’t got an owner, what now?

Speaker: Caroline Allen

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This animal hasn’t got an owner, what now?


Vets often find themselves presented with stray and seemingly unowned animals, with no-one to pay the bill and no one to give consent it can be difficult to know what to do. This session will explain the legal situation, which differs between species, and where help may and may not be available.

Learning objectives-

  • To understand the laws around unowned animals in the UK
  • To help vets in practice come up with a basic protocol for dealing with strays
  • To assist practices in dealing with Local Authority Dog services and local authorities
  • To help vets decide what emergency treatment might be required and what factors to consider when asking a charity for help.