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Thursday, December 18, 2014

How to report a stray dog over the Christmas and New Year period

Arrangements have been made by West Lancashire Borough Council for residents to report stray dogs between Christmas and New Year.

Anyone who needs to report a stray dog between 24 December and 2 January should 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 – 9am to 6pm     
  • Christmas Day – closed        
  • Boxing Day – 9am to 12 noon    
  • 27 Dec – 9am – 5pm  
  • 28 Dec – 9am – 5pm 
  • 29 and 30 Dec – 9am – 5.30pm   
  • New Year’s Eve – 9am – 6pm  
  • New Year’s Day – closed

Cllr David Sudworth, portfolio holder for environmental health, said: "We hope that all dog owners will be responsible over the holiday period, and will 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 them to Leigh Dogs and Cats Home. However 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 Dogs and Cats home (external link) to check when it will be possible to visit, as opening hours will be reduced over the holiday period.

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