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Lost your pet?

At Stray Aid we know how stressful and upsetting it can be to lose a pet so we have put together this article with some advice in case you are looking for your pet.

What To Do if You Lose Your Cat
You can ring the Durham and District RSPCA on 01388 730248, or contact the Durham and District branch of the Cats Protection on 01388 720689.

You should also ring your local veterinary surgery to see if it has been handed in there. If your cat is identichipped, the vet will scan it and contact you.

It is also a good idea to put up posters in the area around where your cat went missing. Ask local shops if they would be willing to post them in their windows. 

What To Do If You Lose Your Dog
Every dog should have a collar and tag with up to date details. If it is found by a member of the public, they will often contact the owner directly, which means their dog will be returned quickly, and as the council has not been involved there will be no charges. If a dog warden finds your dog straying they will seize the dog. It may be returned to you on the first occasion, free of charge, provided that it can be easily identified, they are able to contact you and can take your dog back straight away. Since April 2016 it has been compulsory for your dog to be microchipped and with up to date owner details, however having your dog microchipped does not give it the right to stray.

If your dog is found straying in County Durham, Hartlepool or Middlesbrough, and the dog warden cannot return it to you, it will be taken to Stray Aid Rescue Centre, Cornforth Lane, Coxhoe, Durham DH6 4EL. Tel: 0300 9994247. Stray Aid Rescue Kennels are open seven days a week (excluding bank holidays) between 8am and 6pm.

If your dog cannot be found, you should contact your local Council Offices.

Please note, the police will not take in stray dogs any longer. This is now the sole responsibility of the council.

If you have lost your dog out of hours in County Durham, please ring 03000 260000 

You should also contact your local veterinary surgery in case your dog has been injured.

It is also a good idea to put up posters in the area around where your dog went missing. Ask local shops if they would be willing to post them in their windows.

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News

Stray Aid Annual Dog Show Sunday 2nd June

Published 28/05/2019
It's that time of year again, and this time our annual dog show and fun day is bigger and better than ever! At East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham DH1 3SG. Entries from 9.30am, judging starts at 11am. With 40 stalls booked in, food, drink and entertainment for the kids, it's a real family fun day! Car parking £2 per car with a free programme. Entries £2 per dog per class …read more

Sad news

Published 07/04/2019
When dear little Poppy arrived at Stray Aid on 9th October 2018, we were so very worried about her. She was 15 years old, blind and deaf, and with a host of age-related problems, we knew that only a very special person would take her on.  Thankfully she touched the heart of George who volunteers at our Blackhall charity shop, he came down and met her, and that was it! They fell in...…read more

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