MP invites‘ Marvellous Mutts’ to responsible dog ownership awareness afternoon (From Messenger Newspapers)
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MP invites ‘Marvellous Mutts’ to responsible dog ownership awareness afternoon
4:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
STRETFORD and Urmston MP Kate Green is hosting a responsible dog ownership awareness afternoon, on Saturday (August 31) in Victoria Park, Stretford at 1.30pm.
Kate is inviting dog owners, their pets and Trafford residents to take part in a range of fun activities for all the family including face painting and a pet obstacle course.
Animal charity, the Blue Cross, will be running a variety of educational activities to get children interested in responsible dog ownership including a ‘guess the breed of the dog’ picture competition.
The Blue Cross and the Manchester and Salford Branch of the RSPCA will be offering free dog microchipping at the event, a procedure which can cost up to £30 at a private vets.
Dog training schools Perfect Paws and Flixton Dog Training Club will be on hand to give free basic dog training tips and two officers from Greater Manchester Police will be there to advise residents about dog ownership and the law.
The afternoon is part of the ‘Marvellous Mutts’ campaign for responsible dog ownership which Ms Green launched in response to many local residents contacting her about aggressive behaviour from dogs and dog fouling.
Ms Green said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting local residents and discussing issues surrounding responsible dog ownership – I hope that many dog owners, their pets and families will come along to sample the activities taking place on the day.
“It is unacceptable that some of our parks and open spaces are being turned in to no-go areas for families because owners aren’t controlling their dogs and I look forward to working with the Blue Cross, RSPCA and others to promote responsible dog ownership.
“For more information about the event in Victoria Park, please contact my office on 0161 749 9120 – I look forward to seeing you there!”
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