POLICE have issued a reminder to county residents that stray dogs are no longer the force’s responsibility.
The law changed in April 2008, with responsibility transferring to local authorities.
Anyone in Ilkeston who finds a stray or wants to report a lost dog should call Erewash Borough Council on 0845 907 2244.
There are also websites available to help anyone who has lost or found a dog.
Police stations removed their kennel facilities when the legislation changed and no longer have any involvement in stray dogs.