The Council is now directly rehoming all unclaimed strays they pick up and will be advertising available dogs at www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs.
Around 160 strays are picked up each year by the local authority’s dog wardens and about a third of these are left homeless.
Michelle Ikin, senior dog warden at Blaby District Council said: “There are many dogs throughout the UK which are put to sleep by councils and kennels if they have not been claimed by their owners.
“We do not want to follow this trend and have taken the decision to find homes for these dogs ourselves.”
All animals are assessed, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (where possible) before rehoming and a fee of £95 is charged to cover these costs.
To view photos and a description of all available dogs visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs.
Anyone who feels they may be able to offer a home to a dog should contact Blaby District Council on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0116 272 7555.