Freedom of information response

Stray Dogs

Publication date: 
Friday 15 December 2017

Can you please answer the following questions for the last 3 completed financial years and figures for the year 2017/2018 to date:

1. How much were you charged for the kennelling of stray dogs per day for each of the financial years?

2. How much was your total spend on kennelling for stray dogs per year for the above years?

3. How many dogs have you kennelled in each year as a stray for these periods?

4. Do you pay a retention fee for your stray dog provision, irrespective of how many dogs are seized and if so what is that fee?

5. Please provide the name and address of the kennels that you use to retain your stray dogs? What do you do with the dogs that are not claimed? For example pass onto a local charity, put to sleep, pass onto the kennels to rehome.

6. Do you receive a notification from the kennel on how many dogs are re-homed / put to sleep? If so please provide this information.


1. We are charged £11 per day per dog

2. We can only produce the amount spent with the contractor for the time period. Some of this cost will be for Kennelling and some will be the collection fees. I do not have access to a breakdown.

2014/15 - £37,507

2015/16 - £72,034

2016/17 - £50,938

2017/18 - £30,773 to date

3. 2014/15 – 277

2015/16 – 262

2016/17 – 262

2017/18 – 137 to date

4.Yes, we have 4 kennels reserved with the contractor for Thurrock collected dogs. We pay £11 per day each for these.

5. Our third party contractor’s registered address is:

Knights Kennels Ltd

162-164 High Street




6. No we do not receive a notification but all dogs are rehomed.

Request reference:
FOI 7463