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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Dog Warden Service

Stray Dog Information

From 6th April 2008, responsibilities for dealing with stray dogs have fundamentally changed.

Previously, your Local Authority and Lancashire Constabulary held a shared responsibility. From 6th April, the responsibilities of Lancashire Constabulary will be reduced and they will only be required to deal with the following

  • Lost and stolen dogs (lost dogs to be recorded as lost property) Dangerous dogs and dogs found to be worrying livestock
  • Dogs involved with road traffic accidents
  • Dogs relating to persons being detained
  • Dogs left by the death of their owner
  • Dogs involved with the scene of a crime
  1. What the Dog Wardens do
  2. You are here: Stray Dog Information