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Responsible dog ownership promoted during week of action

Responsible dog ownership was promoted across the borough when Lambeth Council partners joined forces during a week of action.

A range of council services including Community Safety, Park Rangers, Lambeth Living, Children and Young People’s Service, and Animal Welfare, reached out to local residents during ‘Dogs Action Week’, which ran from Tuesday, 27 April to Friday, 30 April.

Free dog and cat micro-chipping was available in the West Norwood Area courtesy of Lambeth Living, the council’s Street Care team held a dog fouling enforcement day in Streatham Vale Park and the surrounding area, Park Rangers patrolled Larkhall, Streatham Vale, Brockwell, Kennington, Vauxhall and Ruskin Parks, Myatt’s Field, Clapham and Streatham Common, to promote responsible dog ownership and inform enforcement agencies of active dog issues and act as witnesses. The council’s Animal Welfare team also provided free pet tag engraving, pet behaviour advice, and dog training/agility demonstrations in West Norwood, plus Children and Young People’s Service promoted responsible dog ownership at Park Campus and Norwood Youth Centre in partnership with the People with Dogs Partnership.

Ann Corbett, Assistant Director of Community Safety, said: “The majority of dog owners are responsible and do not allow their dogs to pose a risk to the general public. However, it is vital that we spread the message of responsible dog ownership which is why events like this one are so important.”

To report incidents of anti-social behaviour contact Lambeth Council’s anti-social behaviour reporting line on 020 7926 4000.

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