STRAY BANNED BREED DOGS
If a dog is a stray they are picked up by the council warden. If the warden believes that dog to be of a banned breed type they will contact the police. If the dog is microchipped the owner will be contacted. But for some the chip may be out of date or not microchipped at all.
Under these circumstances the dog will be destroyed if no owner comes forward to claim ownership within seven days.
What many people do not realise is that if you find a banned breed dog as a stray and care for it. Even for a short period of time that you can with the help of a good solicitor put forward to become their new keeper. Only if no owner is found or stakes a claim.
Below are two cases of stray Banned breeds where the finders have become the new keepers.