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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.


Information sought on injured border collie

*Originally published 28th January 2011

Dog wardens at Blaby District Council are appealing for information after a border collie was found close to the Bulls Head on Hinckley Road with what appears to be infected bite marks on its neck.

A member of the public found the dog on Monday January 24 at around 9am and took it to Leicester and Leicestershire Animal Aid in Huncote who reported it to the Council as a stray.

Several puncture wounds – which appear to be new and old – were found on the collie and she was taken to the vets for further examination and treatment.

The Council is now appealing to anyone who may know where the dog has come from or what has happened to it to come forward.

Senior dog warden Michelle Ikin said:

“Any number of things could have happened to the dog which was in a bad way when it was found. We now need to find out more information so we can hopefully reunite it with its owners or start the search for a new home.

“The stretch of road where she was found is busy and hopefully someone in the area might have more information on how she got there or where she came from.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Council on 0116 272 7515.

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