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Found Dogs

These dogs, pictured below, are in the care of the local council. Dogs shown in this section have been found straying by a dog warden or a concerned member of the public. Your dog has been brought to the County Pound at Coxhoe because:

  • It was out unaccompanied, not wearing an identity disc (which is required under the Environmental Protection Act 1990), or
  • It was not possible for the finder to contact you on the details available at the time, or
  • Your dog has been collected as a stray before
PLEASE NOTE, HAVING YOUR PET MICROCHIPPED DOES NOT GIVE IT THE RIGHT TO STRAY.
 
 All dogs brought to the charity’s kennels are photographed on arrival and given a unique reference number. Please use this number when contacting the charity.

 They are checked for any obvious injuries and held by Stray Aid on behalf of the council for at least 7 days. During this time we will attempt to find the owner of the dog. An owner should collect his dog from the council’s facility as soon as possible. The kennels are open every day between 10am and 4pm for rehoming of dogs. Although the council and the charity will try to locate the owner no responsibility will be accepted if the dog is not collected during this period.

 The council operates a non-destruct policy and in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 all dogs seized as strays by the council will become the property of the council after they have been kept for a mandatory period of 7 days and remain unclaimed by the owner. The dog will be rehomed on behalf of the council by the charity and the previous owner will have no legal claim to it. Any proceeds from the sale of this dog will be used by the charity to subsidise the service provided to the public on behalf of the council. Stray Aid makes every effort to rehome as many dogs as possible and will not destroy a rehomeable dog.

 If you believe you are the owner of one of these dogs, please contact the charity on 0300 9994247, quote the dog’s unique reference number and leave your contact details. To assist us in returning your dog, please bring with you any proof of ownership you may have ie. pedigree papers, receipt for purchase, vaccination or vet record, microchip details, photograph etc. Please also bring with you one proof of your identity ie passport, driving licence etc. together with one proof of your address ie rent book, utility bill, bank letter etc.

 The following charges will be made and have to be paid in full, in cash, together with any veterinary fees incurred during your dog’s stay before the dog can be returned to the owner:

  • 0-1 day: £25 mandatory council fine + 1 x £7.00 kennel fee                Total fee: £32.00
  • 2 dates: £25 mandatory council fine + 2 x £7.00 kennel fee                Total fee: £39.00
  • 3 dates: £25 mandatory council fine + 3 x £7.00 kennel fee                Total fee: £46.00
  • 4 dates: £25 mandatory council fine + 4 x £7.00 kennel fee                Total fee: £53.00
  • 5 dates: £25 mandatory council fine + 5 x £7.00 kennel fee                Total fee: £60.00
  • 6 dates: £25 mandatory council fine + 6 x £7.00 kennel fee                Total fee: £67.00
  • 7 dates: £25 mandatory council fine + 7 x £7.00 kennel fee                Total fee: £74.00

 Please note we do not accept credit or debit cards, and no longer accept cheques.

If you feel that the fine has not been applied correctly by the charity, and you wish to appeal against the council fine, please contact Dave Riseley, Education and Enforcement Manager, Durham County Council on 03000 260000, or Helen Beaman, Team Leader, Waste and Environmental Services, Hartlepool Council on 01429 523358.

 Upon collection of your dog it will be entitled to the following:

  • Free neutering, supported by Dogs Trust
  • Free microchipping, supported by Dogs Trust
  • The above services are only available to be done by the charity free of charge at the Stray Aid Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Coxhoe. You are welcome to make a donation towards supporting the work of the charity.

 NB. It is an offence under the Control of Dogs Order 1992 for a dog to be in a public place without a collar and tag with the owner’s name and address on it, even when the owner is in charge of the dog. If your dog does not have a collar and tag, you can be prosecuted and fined up to £5000. The owner commits this offence even if the dog has a microchip.

SD460 14

SD460 14

Date Found: 31/1/14

Where Found: Coundon

Approx Age: Young

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black

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SD462 14

SD462 14

Date Found: 31/1/15

Where Found: Bishop Auckland

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black

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SD461 14

SD461 14

Date Found: 31/1/15

Where Found: Willington

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Tan and White

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SD463 14

SD463 14

Date Found: 31/1/15

Where Found: Bishop Auckland

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black & Tan

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HP175 141

HP175 141

Date Found: 29//1/15

Where Found: Old Cemetery Road Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black & White

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ED378 14

ED378 14

Date Found: 26/1/15

Where Found: Blackhall

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Black & White

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ED380 14

ED380 14

Date Found: 29/01/15

Where Found: Thornley

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Grey

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SD456 14

SD456 14

Date Found: 27/01/15

Where Found: Shildon

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Fawn

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SD457 14

SD457 14

Date Found: 27/01/15

Where Found: Shildon

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

White and Tan

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SD450 14

SD450 14

Date Found: 22/01/15

Where Found: Trimdon Grange

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Grey and white

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ED379 14

ED379 14

Date Found: 27/01/15

Where Found: Little Thorpe

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

White & Tan

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SD455 14

SD455 14

Date Found: 26/1/15

Where Found: St Helens

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Black

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ND016 14 a

ND016 14 a

Date Found: 25/01/14

Where Found: Consett

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Brindle & White

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sd454 14

sd454 14

Date Found: 25/01/15

Where Found: Newton Aycliffe

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black & White

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SD452 14

SD452 14

Date Found: 24/1/15

Where Found: Newton Aycliffe

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Grey and white

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SD451 14

SD451 14

Date Found: 23/01/15

Where Found: Trimdon Grange

Approx Age: Adfult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Grey and white

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ED376 14

ED376 14

Date Found: 22/01/15

Where Found: South Hetton

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male Neutered

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HP172 14 0439

HP172 14 0439

Date Found: 22/1/15

Where Found: Leamington Parade Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Black & White

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HP173 14 0440

HP173 14 0440

Date Found: 22/1/15

Where Found: Rossmere Way Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Brindle

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SD449 14

SD449 14

Date Found: 21/01/15

Where Found: Willington

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Light Brindle and White

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SD446 14

SD446 14

Date Found: 20/01/15

Where Found: Cockfield

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Brindle

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HP171 14 0438

HP171 14 0438

Date Found: 20/01/15

Where Found: Carrick St, Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Brindle & White

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SD447 14

SD447 14

Date Found: 20/01/15

Where Found: Shildon

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black & White

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