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Burnley Council has a duty to collect and detain stray dogs.

The dog warden will collect secured stray dogs on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fridays from 9am to 4.15pm. Wed 10am to 4.15pm. They are taken to Pet Hotel, Burnley (01282 455742) for safe keeping.

Owners are able to reclaim their dogs from kennels. However, they are required to pay £50 plus the cost of kennelling, for which there is a daily charge.

The council has the power to dispose of the dogs if they remain unclaimed.

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

  • Return the dog to its owner, or
  • Contact Burnley Council using our online service.
  • Outside council business hours, contact our out of hours service - telephone 01254 397212. Pet Hotel, Burnley, operates this service on behalf of the council (Monday to Friday from 5pm to 10pm and weekends/bank holidays from 10am to 4pm)

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

If the finder requests to keep the dog, he/she must provide the council with contact details and a description of the dog. The dog warden is required to keep a record of this information.

Regulations require that the dog warden will have to make appropriate enquiries to make sure that the finder is a suitable person to keep the dog.

The finder will then be informed verbally and in writing that he/she is obliged to keep the dog (if unclaimed by the owner) for no less than one month and that failure to comply with that obligation is a criminal offence.

When dealing with stray dogs we will consider the following:

  • The Dangerous Dogs Act
  • The Control of Dogs Order
  • The Protection of Animals Act
  • The Abandonment of Animals Act
  • Any other legislation

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