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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. 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 the Council
  • 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.

HP020 14 0152

HP020 14 0152

Date Found: 22/04/14

Where Found: Foroyce Road Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Tan

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ED026 14

ED026 14

Date Found: 23/04/14

Where Found: Seaham

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Golden

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ED024 14

ED024 14

Date Found: 22/04/14

Where Found: Shotton Colliery

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Brindle

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ED025 14

ED025 14

Date Found: 23/04/14

Where Found: Akita

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Brown and White

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SD026 14

SD026 14

Date Found: 23/04/14

Where Found: Gainford

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Black & White

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HP019 14 0078

HP019 14 0078

Date Found: 22/04/14

Where Found: Worset Lane, Hart, Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Tan

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HP018 14 0151

HP018 14 0151

Date Found: 22/04/14

Where Found: Hartside gardens Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

White and Tan

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SD025 14

SD025 14

Date Found: 22/04/2014

Where Found: Hamsterley Village

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: stray

Sex: Female

Tri colour

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HP021 14a

HP021 14a

Date Found: 22/04/14

Where Found: Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Crossbreed

Sex: Male entire

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SD024 14

SD024 14

Date Found: 22/04/14

Where Found: Howden-le-Wear

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Black & Tan

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SD023 14

SD023 14

Date Found: 20/04/14

Where Found: Bishop Auckland

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Tan & White

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ED017 14

ED017 14

Date Found: 16/04/14

Where Found: Horden

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Black & Tan

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SD021 14

SD021 14

Date Found: 17/04/2014

Where Found: Bishop Auckland

Approx Age: Young

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Tri Colour

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HP014 14 0077

HP014 14 0077

Date Found: 15/04/14

Where Found: Seaton Carew, Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Tan

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HP017 14

HP017 14

Date Found: 16/04/2014

Where Found: Bulmer Place, Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black and white

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ED015 14

ED015 14

Date Found: 15/04/14

Where Found: Haswell

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female Neutered

Red

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SD014 14

SD014 14

Date Found: 14/04/2014

Where Found: Ferryhill

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black and Tan

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HP012 14 0244

HP012 14 0244

Date Found: 14/04/14

Where Found: Middlewood Road Hartlepool

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Black and White

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SD012 14

SD012 14

Date Found: 13/04/14

Where Found: Ferryhill

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Female

Grey and white

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ED012 14

ED012 14

Date Found: 12/04/14

Where Found: Horden

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black

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SD005 14

SD005 14

Date Found: 08/04/14

Where Found: Ferryhilll

Approx Age: Adult

Breed: Stray

Sex: Male

Black

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