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> If You Have Lost Or Found A Dog..., There are legal implications too!
Ireneplatt
post 31st Aug 2002, 5:13 pm
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IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR DOG:

You can include a photograph of your dog with your post to this forum. Instructions here...

Contact

1. Your local Dog Warden - link to the NDWA

2. The local pounds

3. All the vets in your area http://www.vetlist.co.uk/

4. As many internet sites as you can

5. Your local press

6. Local Shops - ask if you can put up posters etc.

7. All your local rescues

8. Local Taxi companies as their drivers are always out and about (thanks to Iluvgsds for this tip)

8. The local Highways or your Local Authority's Refuse Department (in case of a road traffic accident)

9. Visit your Local Authority's (LA) and neighbouring LA's web sites as many who still employ their own dog wardens now list found dogs along with their photographs.

10. Ask your local postmen, milkmen, street cleaners, bin men, and taxi drivers if they have seen your dog or if they could keep an eye out for him/her.

11. Contact Network Rail who will notify you or tell you if sadly your dog is picked up after a being hit by a train:Network Rail 08457 114141 (24 hour service).

12. If you have lost a dog in the Greater Manchester area and beyond contact the Manchester Dogs Home:
Manchester Dogs Home

If you've lost a cat or dog within the M25 area of London then Battersea Dogs Home have a Lost Cat or Dog Line open every day, 8am to 8pm.

Details here. Strays from most of London area are brought to Battersea.

Birmingham Dogs Home telephone number is 0121 643 5211.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A DOG.............

Contact all the above!

Local authorities have responsibility for stray dogs. If someone loses or finds a dog they should always contact the local authority first. This increases the chances of the animal and its owner being quickly reunited

If you wish to keep the found dog, or to surrender the dog to a local rescue for rehoming, rather than the kennels which have your local authority's stray dog contract, the following is REALLY important:

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sec 150 requires the finder of a stray dog to:

return the dog to its owner; or
contact the local authority for the area in which the dog was found

If the finder fails to take one of these courses of action, he will have committed an offence and would be liable, upon conviction, to a fine.

If the finder requests to keep the dog, he must supply the officer with his contact details and details of the dog. The officer is required to keep a record of these details.

Regulations require that the officer makes appropriate enquiries to ascertain that the finder is a suitable person to keep the dog. The finder must then be informed verbally and in writing that he is obliged to keep the dog (if unclaimed by the owner) for not less than one month and that failure to comply with that obligation is a criminal offence.
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