Lost or stray dogs

Lost dogs

If you have lost your dog, please contact Leigh Dogs and Cats Home (external link) and they will let you know if they have found it.

Stray dogs

Dogs unaccompanied by an owner in a public place are considered to be stray dogs.

If you find a stray dog and you know the owner, please return it as soon as possible. Stray dogs which cannot be identified need to be reported to Leigh Dogs and Cats Home, who will arrange for the dog to be collected.

They will attempt to return the dog to its owner (if known) or alternatively put it into kennels or veterinary care. Dogs put into kennels must be claimed within seven days. There will also be a kennel cost fee of up to £85. Unclaimed dogs may be re-homed or could be put to sleep.

Strays can be reported up to 8pm in the evening on weekdays, weekends and Bank Holidays. The office is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. This service aims to respond to every case within two hours, but the finder must remain with the stray dog.

  • During office hours: 01942 671215
  • Until 8pm: 07786 118088
  • View a database register of all stray dogs.

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