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If you lose your dog you should contact the local authority covering the area where it was lost and report it as missing.
You may also be wise contacting any adjoining CouncilsThere is currently no central database for lost dogs and sometimes council authorities that deal with strays work in isolation.
It is worth broadening your search by contacting neighbouring council stray dog services in case your dog has strayed or been taken into an adjoining authorities region and reported found there. in case the dog has strayed into another authorities area and been picked up there.
If you find a stray dog, the law stipulates that you MUSTDogs are classed as property.
The same laws covering theft of property apply to them.
The law states that if someone finds property that belongs to someone else, they must report the find to the appropriate authority - otherwise it's theft.
In the case of a dog, the appropriate authority is the council, not the Police.
A lost dog may not have been 'dumped' and its owner may be desperately looking for it.
If it was your dog, how would you feel? report it to your local authority as soon as possible.
Until the dog has been seized and impounded by a designated authority, it remains the property of the person who has lost it.
If you fail to report finding a stray and keep the dog, it is theft and you could be prosecuted.
Argyll and Bute -
Dumfries and Galloway - Dunbartonshire - Falkirk - Fife - Highland
Inverclyde - Lanarkshire - Lothian - Moray - Hebrides - Orkney
Perth and Kinross - Renfrewshire - Borders - Shetland - Stirling
The numbers given have been checked individually with each authority and are the approved numbers for contacting their services for lost and found dogs.
In some instances these services are provided by traditional Dog Wardens, in some cases Community Wardens and in others Animal Welfare Officers.
The website links are directed to the pages that deal with stray dogs, if available, or the page of the department responsible for strays.
Should any Council change its webpage address these links may not work, however the written URL on the link is that of the Councils website home page and you will be able to type that address into a browser to get onto the authorities website if needed.
Once on their website you can navigate to the appropriate department.