Here’s a helpful service provided by the Council, Serco, and an outfit called Animal Wardens – between them they will do their best to return stray dogs to their owners. I think it would be a great help if they could also train the owners to “poop scoop”.
Big improvements to dog warden service
An enhanced service for lost and found dogs in the district is now up and running.
The city council is working with its contractor Serco and a company
called Animal Wardens. People will now be able to report a lost or found
dog between 8am and midnight, every day of the year, by calling 01227
Between 8am and 8pm, a warden will go out and collect a stray dog.
Between 8pm and midnight, calls will be answered and arrangements made
to collect the dog the next day.
A new website – www.animalwardens.co.uk – is also available for people to report that their pet is missing or to search to see if it has been found.
Animal Wardens staff will make every effort to reunite stray dogs
with their owners, but owners are being reminded that it is a legal
requirement that their pet has a collar and tag, even if it is also
The council’s Head of Neighbourhood Services, Larissa Reed, said:
pet dog is an important part of the family and it can be very traumatic
if it goes missing. We’re pleased to be improving the lost and found dog
service by expanding the hours it operates and making it easier to find
out whether a lost pet has been found. Owners can also help us by ensuring their dog has a collar and tag,
because that way we can reunite them with their pet quickly and easily.”
CCC 5th Apr 2013