Animal Welfare

Information about animal welfare in the District

To report cases of animal cruelty to the RSPCA telephone: 0300 1234 999

Winchester City Council do not directly investigate animal cruelty complaints but our Animal Welfare Team are happy to discuss issues and point you in the right direction. Contact us on 01962 848097 or

* Because of the worries of COVID-19, the RSPCA have produced a poster for pet owners to fill in and display, indicating options for caring for your pet in an emergency. It can be found on the RSPCA website here

There is some advice on the Canine and Feline Advisory Group from national pet charities and experts if you are worried your pets or the way to look after them during this difficult period. Just click here

Did you acquire a new dog/puppy during Covid Restrictions? If so, please see this page