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Dangerous, stray and lost dogs
Animal Wardens provide Warrington Borough Council’s dog service. If you want to report a dog lost, found or straying please contact them on 0161 334 0042
After a stray dog is contained
Animal Wardens will try to reunite stray dogs with their owners for a nominal fee. This fee is at the discretion of the Animal Wardens and must be paid directly to them before your dog can be returned to you.
If the fee isn't paid or it's not possible to trace the dog owner, the wardens will provide overnight kennelling before the dog is transported to Cheshire Dogs Home the next working day and the recovery fees below will then apply.
Dog kennelling recovery fees
If your dog has been taken to Cheshire Dogs Home, you will be required to pay a recovery fee. All recovery fees must be paid in full to Cheshire Dogs Home. Your dog must be reclaimed within seven days, after 7 days any unclaimed, healthy dogs will be put up for adoption by Cheshire Dogs Home.
- First time dog has been taken in by a warden - £100
- Subsequent times dog has been taken in - £130
The definition of a dangerous dog is:
- A dog that's out of control
- A dog that can cause injury
- A person feels that they're in danger of a dog attacking them or others
The banned breed dog types under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 are:
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasileiro
- Pit Bull Terriers
- Japanese Tosa
Contact the animal wardens
Please contact Animal Wardens on 0161 334 0042
Dangerous dogs can be reported straight to Cheshire Police on 101 or 999 for emergency cases.