Stop the puppy traders!

On the 4th September MP’s debated the issues around puppy breeding and trade but no real action has been taken. We want puppies to have their mums and are calling on MPs to focus on developing legislation which tackles the root causes of the problem - by cutting off the illegal trade and ensuring increased accountability and monitoring of anyone breeding puppies.

Fun in the Park

What another fresh and lovely morning, we had twelve dogs out for a stroll in Calderstones park.

Thank you to the fourteen volunteers that helped out to give the dogs some exercise, for them to experience new and different smells. We also met lots of friends, new and old that were very encouraging and gave lots of fuss to the dogs.

These are important events for the socialisation and rehabilitation of the dogs, thanks to all involved.

New Behaviour Contracts Introduced

From the 20th October 2014, there are tighter controls on dog ownership. Dog wardens and police officers are able to impose conditions on dogs that create a nuisance in the community.

Authorised officers can instruct dog owners to do something, such as attending training classes or keeping a dog on a lead. Or ask them do stop doing something, like stop using a certain park to exercise a dog.

This is a new drive by Government for early intervention with dog control to prevent escalation that results in dog attacks.