Free event for dog owners

Besi Besemar March 24, 2013

Cllr Pete West
Cllr Pete West

Dog owners in Hangleton can pick up free advice, information and goodies at a special pet care information day.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s animal welfare team is running the Dog Care Day at Hangleton Community Centre on March 27 from 1pm to 5pm, to help promote responsible dog ownership.

Dog owners will be able to find out about rules and regulations affecting them and pick up free dog tags, neutering vouchers and ‘poo bags.’ Free micro chipping will also be offered along with free leads and engraving on dog tags.

The event is the latest in a series of Dog Care Days, which aim to help cut the number of strays and promote responsible dog ownership.

Councillor Pete West, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee said:

“The council’s animal welfare officers have received a number of complaints about dog fouling and pets being out of control in the Hangleton area, and the event aims to provide information and practical help to tackle these problems.

“We also hope that encouraging responsible dog ownership will help to cut down on the number of strays found wandering in the city.”