Stray Reclaim Fees

THE RECLAIM FEES ARE SET BY THE RELEVANT LOCAL AUTHORITY. EACH LOCAL AUTHORITY MAKES A DIFFERENT CHARGE BUT THE AMOUNT IS DETERMINED BY THEM.

IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE FEE FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL. LEIGH DOGS & CATS HOME CANNOT ALTER OR WAIVE COUNCIL FEES.

Bolton: £90.00

This is paid at Leigh Dogs & Cats Home. Proof of identification must be provided by the claimant.


St. Helens: £110.00

This should be paid at St. Helens Council who will issue a release form to take to Leigh Dogs & Cats Home to claim the dog. When the Council is closed payments can be taken at Leigh Dogs & Cats Home.

In either case St Helens Council insist 2 forms of ID be provided by the claimant.


Wigan: £55.00 within 24 hours of dog being seized, £85.00 thereafter.

This is paid at Leigh Dogs & Cats Home. Proof of identification must be provided by the claimant.


West Lancs: £55.00 within 24 hours of dog being seized, an additional £10.00 each day after that.

This is paid at Leigh Dogs & Cats Home. Proof of identification must be provided by the claimant.


All Councils may make an additional charge for any dog which is classed as a ‘repeat offender’ or was collected in extraordinary circumstances. 

You must provide identification with evidence of your name and address when collecting any found dog.