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Dogs and problem dogs

Lost or stray 

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.

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.

  • Up to 3 days - £65.29
  • Up to 7 days - £95.39
  • 8 days and over - Dogs will be put up for adoption 

Dangerous dogs 

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.