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    Default Police just rocked up to collect a stray dog???

    So my partner just rang me and said the police came to our house to collect a stray dog. Apparently they got a call about a stray dog that needed collecting from our house.

    I am wondering if this is standard procedure to send the police for a dog???

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    No this is very unusual. Were rangers with the police ?

    The only time I think it could happen would be if the stray had attacked a person and/or it was classed as a dangerous dog by breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    No this is very unusual. Were rangers with the police ?

    The only time I think it could happen would be if the stray had attacked a person and/or it was classed as a dangerous dog by breed.
    Ok, so I rang them.

    It's all a mistake. Some lady rang and gave our address by mistake. I asked him why the police came instead of the dog catcher or the ranger and he said it was because they thought an altercation might ensue because the people who had the dog did not want to give it back to the owners or something like that...

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    Well - that is good that you got an answer and that it was a mistake !

    DPI - via Council Rangers and RSPCA - are the usual groups that are involved in just stray dogs.

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    The dog rangers cannot enter a house if the owner says no. They can only get a dog that is inside a house if they get the police to help.

    Hence - keep dog inside, and if ranger comes - do not invite them in.

    I can't believe this was a "wrong address" - OMG. was it in the same street or really really wrong address (like wrong suburb)?

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