Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What to do with stray dogs.

29 per cent of dog owners lose their pet at least once during its lifetime.

64 per cent of owners do not know whose responsibility it is to care for missing strays.

46 per cent say they would get in touch with a family member or neighbour, rather than correctly calling the local council.

72 per cent are unaware they have only seven days to recover their missing dog once it is in local authority care before ownership can be transferred or the animal might be put down if a new home cannot be found.

15 days – how long, on average, people think a dog owner has to recover a missing dog.

110,675 stray and abandoned dogs handled by councils between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 – down one per cent on previous year.

Survey by OnePoll on behalf of the Dogs Trust.

What do you think? Would you know what to do if you found a stray dog? What are your experiences of council services in this area? Post a comment below or on Twitter instead using #nsstatchat