Lost dogs, found dogs and stray dogs

The dog warden's primary function is to apprehend and deal with matters relating to stray, lost and found dogs.

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Stray dogs which are seized or collected are kenneled for a minimum of seven days during which time the dog may be reclaimed by the owner on payment of a release fee plus kenneling fees and any veterinary fees.

After this seven day period the dog may be sold, re-homed or destroyed.

In practice, very few dogs are destroyed although in some circumstances the animal’s health or temperament may be such that it not considered suitable for re-homing.