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District council looking for home for dogs

West Oxfordshire District Council is looking for homes for five recently picked-up stray dogs.

From a press release:

Five stray dogs have been picked up in the past month by West Oxfordshire District Council – and the search is on to find each of them a new home.

The stray dogs were collected from different locations in West Oxfordshire and are being kept at Council-appointed kennels. They include a:

  • Sandy-coloured Lurcher cross
  • Black and white Collie cross
  • Black and tan terrier (pictured)
  • Black Staffordshire terrier
  • Black terrier

The Council collects about 100 stray dogs every year. Wherever possible, dogs are returned to their owners. If this is not possible, they are taken to kennels and owners have 7 days to claim their dogs. Some unclaimed dogs go to rescue centres and some are re-homed by the Council.

Cllr David Harvey, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The Council is always keen to match dogs with new owners who will be able to provide the care and attention the dogs need in return for the companionship and affection that owning a dog can bring. Wherever possible, we re-home dogs with families who don’t have children under the age of 12. We are very eager to speak to anyone who thinks they may be to help give a home to one of these 5 dogs.”

Home checks will need to be carried out before any of the dogs are re-homed. All re-homed dogs will require a microchip identification implant costing £10.20, which must be paid for by the new owners.

Further details, including photographs of the dogs, are available on the Council’s website You can register your interest in re-homing a dog via the website by filling in an online application form. Alternatively, call 01993 861020.

You can also report stray dogs by filling in a form on the Council’s website.

Richard Fairhurst · Tue 12 Jun 2007, 13:01 · Link

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