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Stray Dogs

Lost and stray dogs are dealt with by the Council If you have lost your dog or find a stray dog then please contact 01234 718099 inside of office hours (8:45- 17:15 Monday to Thursday, 8:45-16:45 Friday).

 

When the officer collects a dog they will check to see if it is microchipped or, as required by law, has a collar with the owners name and address on a tag.  If this is the case it will be returned to the owner. If there are no details or the microchip cannot be read, or the dog has strayed before then it will be taken to the kennels.

 

If a dog that is microchipped persistently strays then it will be taken to the kennels and the owner will need to pay any costs which are incurred through this before the dog is returned.

 

The owner will need to collect the dog and pay any costs which are incurred before the dog is returned.

 

Under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 it will be a legal requirement for owners to microchip their dogs and keep the registered details up to date.  For more information please click the following link 'Microchipping' or select the web page on the left hand menu.

 

If you find a dog straying outside of office hours then please contact our Out of Hours Service on 01234 267422, option 6.

 

Stray dogs will be kept at the kennels for 7 days. After this time they will begin the re-homing process.  If you collect your dog from the kennels during this period you will have to pay a statutory fee of £25 and any costs incurred from the kennel before your dog will be released. 

 

Further action/a fine could be imposed if your dog is not microchipped or the registered keeper details are not up to date.

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