17 September 2014

Talking dogs!

A free event for dogs and their owners is sure to set tails wagging across the city!

“Talk Dog,” a new event organised by Brighton & Hove City Council, will be held on September 20, from 10am to 3pm at Patcham Community Centre, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton.

The event offers a wide range of free advice, information and give-aways for dog owners, from a variety of animal experts. This includes:

•         free micro-chipping on site by qualified veterinary nurses from Coastway Veterinary Group

•         engraving free ID tags on site

•         free canine behavioural advice from a qualified Canine Behaviourist from Battersea Dog and Cats Home

•         advice about local discount neutering schemes

•         general information leaflets on dog legislation and animal welfare

•         opportunity discuss any animal related concerns with an Animal Welfare Officer and find out more about what we do around the city

•         free biodegradable dog poo bags

•         meet the Pat dogs!

•         see the latest doggy fashions

The council’s animal welfare officers will also be displaying photographs and information about several lovely local stray dogs, looking for homes or waiting for the opportunity to go to re-homing centres, (like Arthur, pictured.)

Environment Councillor Pete West said: “The council’s animal welfare officers have been increasingly concerned about the large number of strays found wandering in the city and the poor condition of some owned pets.

“They are also keen to tackle the environmental problems caused by irresponsible dog owners, including dog fouling.

"We hope the event will help us raise awareness and tackle head-on some of the issues around dog ownership.”

For more information, contact a member of the Animal Welfare team by ringing Brighton 01273 294266.