A WARNING issued to dog owners who let their pets stray follows concerns about aggressive pack behaviour.
Recent incidents of dogs in packs in the Southsea area have prompted Wrexham Council's Public Protection Department to warn dog walkers to keep their dogs on leads or pay for their return.
Andy Lewis, chief public protection officer, said that when dogs pack together, their behaviour can change.
'Uncharacteristic, aggressive behaviour can appear in a usually placid dog, turning a family pet into an intimidating animal,' he said.
'Whilst I don't want to cause any alarm to residents, dog owners must keep their dogs under control at all times. It is their responsibility under the law to do so and my officers will not hesitate to remove stray dogs from the streets.
'Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure that when their dog is in a public place it must have a collar showing the name and address of the owner.'
Stray dogs are kennelled for seven days unless claimed earlier by its owner. A £30 charge plus daily kennelling fee is required for the dog's release.
Enquiries about lost dogs should be made to Wrexham Council on 01978 292041.