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Thursday, December 10, 2015

How to report stray dogs in West Lancashire over Christmas and New Year

West Lancashire Borough Council has made arrangements for residents to report stray dogs between Christmas and New Year.

If you need to report a stray dog between 24 December 2015 and 1 January 2016 then please ring the Council’s contracted kennels, Leigh Dogs and Cats Home, on 07786 118088.  The phone line is open at the following times:

Christmas Eve - 11.30am-4pm Christmas Day - Closed Boxing Day - Closed 27 December - 11.30am-5pm 28 December - 11.30am-5pm 29 December - 11.30am-5pm 30 December - 11.30am-5pm 31 December - 11.30am-4pm New Years Day – Closed

On Saturday 2 January and Sunday 3 January the phone line will be open between 9am and 5pm.

Councillor Kevin Wright, portfolio holder for environmental health, said: “We hope all dog owners will be responsible, and keep their pets safe and not let them stray. However, if anyone does sees a stray dog between Christmas and New Year they should report the animal to Leigh Dogs and Cats Home. Dogs that are dangerously out of control should be reported to the police.”

Stray dogs will be collected and taken back to Leigh Dogs and Cats Home. Any pet owners who wish to collect their pets must contact the  home first on 01942 671215 or visit Leigh Cats and Dogs Home (external link) to check when it will be possible to visit, as opening hours will be reduced over the holiday period.

To find out more about the Council’s responsibilities regarding dogs please visit dogs.

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