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5. Stray dogs

A stray dog can be defined as ‘any dog, tagged or not, that wanders outside its owner's property boundary, whether by accident or design'.

If you have secured a stray dog, you have a legal duty to either return that dog to its owner. Or you have a legal duty to inform the Dog Warden Service or local police station. We have a legal duty to respond to reports of stray dogs within the borough.

If you secure a stray dog or witness a dog roaming freely contact Animal Wardens on 0161 334 0042. Please contact them between 8.30am to 5pm on a Monday, or 8.30am to 4.30pm on a Thursday. Please note that Animal Wardens will only respond to a report of roaming stray dogs where more than one report about the same dog is received.

If you secure a stray dog between 5pm to 1am Monday to Friday or between 8am to 1am Saturday and Sunday, contact Animal Wardens directly on 0161 334 0042.