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Changes to the Councils dog warden service

Published: 26/03/2015

Flintshire County Councils Animal and Pest Control Out of Hours Service in relation to stray dogs will cease from 1 April 2015. From this date forward, any stray dog will still need to be reported on 0845 3733665, however the dog will no longer be collected by the Councils Dog Warden. The dog should either be retained by the finder until the next working day, when it will be collected by the Dog Warden or, alternatively, the dog can be delivered to the Councils reception point at North Clwyd Animal Rescue up until 10pm in the evening, seven days per week. Further changes to the Councils Stray Dog Service will see the introduction of a £20 fee applied during the day for any stray dog returned to its owner. Alternatively the dog could be taken to North Clwyd Animal Rescue for the owner to collect, where it will incur the statutory fine and associated kennelling charges, the minimum being one day. Cllr Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure, said: Flintshire County Council remains committed to providing a comprehensive Pest Control Service and these changes ensure that it continues to be an efficient and cost effective service valued by residents. The changes to the Out of Hours service are being introduced as part of our challenge to find efficiencies in the order of £18+m in the coming financial year, and the revisions were agreed as part of the budget setting proposals. Full details of the service provided by the County Council can be found on or by contacting 01352 701234.