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Blaby District Council urges ‘collar and tag’ awareness

Graphic: BDC

Blaby District Council is urging residents to ensure they do not fall foul of a law fining dog owners failing to have appropriate identification on their dog.

The Control of Dogs Order (1992) says that a dog in a public place must wear a collar bearing the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag.

As part of the Council’s efforts to make dog owners aware of the law, the Animal Services will be visiting parks and open spaces across the district throughout March, before enforcement of the law begins on Thursday 05 April.

Michelle Ikin, Senior Animal Services Officer at Blaby District Council, said:

“A collar and tag are absolutely vital in ensuring a lost dog can be returned to its owner quickly.

“Too many times we keep stray dogs for several days, which we wouldn’t have to do if dog owners complied with the law by having a collar and tag on their pet.

“We appreciate there has been a lot of focus on the microchipping law that came into force in 2016, but it’s important now that we look towards making every dog out in public within the district easily identifiable if it ever does get lost.”

Last year saw a total of 58 stray dogs collected by the Council, with 38 of those not having a collar on.

Each stray can cost a minimum of £67 to collect.

Any stray dogs from Thursday 05 April without a collar and tag will be prosecuted.
 Tags can be bought and engraved from as little as £2.50 online, or from pet shops across the local area.


To find out more about the new law visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs.


[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

Dogs looking for homes…

We are publishing some photos and background info on dogs that have been found straying but unfortunately have not been claimed by their owners.

These dogs are now looking for new homes. All dogs featured below will be assessed, vaccinated, wormed, flead, micro-chipped, and neutered (where possible before homing).



Punch is around 2 years old and full of character! He is a
very lively, fun loving dog who will need plenty of exercise.
Due to his bouncy nature he would be best suited to a
home with older children. He is currently in a foster home
with 5 other dogs and 2 cats and is having the time of his
life! What he really wants for Christmas is his very own
forever home, could you be his Santa and make his wish
come true?








Rudi has just turned 7 years old and is huge!! He is a very
playful boy who loves to have his bum scratched! We are
looking for an adult home with someone who has had
large breeds before as he can be very strong on the lead
and would benefit from some training. He will make an
exceptionally loyal companion and really deserves a loving
home. If you feel you have the experience to offer him his
forever home please get in touch.







Bobby is around 2 years old and is proving to be a loving
boy who gets on well with other dogs. He was extremely
stressed when he first came into kennels and, although he
has settled down a lot, he is still not enjoying his stay with
us! He loves attention and just wants to play all the time
which is why he doesn’t like being alone in his kennel. We
are really hoping that a home can be found for this boy
soon as he will not be able to cope with long term





Apple is 2-3 years old and a very lively and
playful girl. She gets on well with large dogs but
can get very excited with small dogs and other
small animals due to her chasing instinct. She
would be suited to an energetic family who can
give her plenty of exercise and lots of play. She
is best friends with Nog and they regularly play
out together at the kennels.





Nog is only around 18 months old and is a
lovely funny boy. When he came to us he was
extremely nervous and has obviously been
mistreated. He is a very submissive lad who
needs a quiet home where he can settle down
and learn that people can be kind. He could live
with a compatible dog and could benefit from
living with a confident dog who could help
improve his confidence. His current play mate is
Apple and she is doing a very good job of
showing him how to have fun!



If you feel you may be able to offer a home – Please Call 0116 2727555


Click here for full details of ‘Adopting A Dog’




Give a dog a home

A loving lurcher and two terriers are just some of the dogs being kept by Blaby District Council who are in need of a caring home.

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.”

Around 160 strays are picked up each year...

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 env.health@blaby.gov.uk or 0116 272 7555.