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Stray dogs

We have a duty to seize any unaccompanied dog found in a public place or on private property where its not been invited. 

If you find a stray dog during our office hours, contact our customer services team and we will arrange for a dog warden to come out. 

If you find a stray dog outside of our office hours, you can call our out of hours service (Monday to Friday 5pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 8.30am- 8pm): 0116 269 6177.

The dog warden will make all reasonable attempts to reunite the stray dog with its owner if it is wearing a collar and tag, or is microchipped. 

If the dog warden cannot immediately identify the owner, the dog will be safely placed in a kennel for up to seven days. The owner will be liable for any costs incurred. 

If the dog is not collected within seven days we will try to rehome it. 

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