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Latrobe Local News:
Plea for Responsible Pet Ownership
Walking your much loved family pet is a great way to stay active and get outdoors, please do so responsibly
By Portal Admin - 6th May 2020 - Back to News
As the state of emergency continues Latrobe City Mayor, Cr Dan Clancey, is reminding pet owners of their responsibilities when walking their pets. With restrictions in place, an increasing number of dog walkers are using Latrobe City parks, gardens and footpaths.
Cr Clancey said walkers must have their dogs on a lead at all times and carry a bag to collect dog droppings.
"Remember, you need to keep your animal secure – on a lead if you are walking, or in a fenced yard at your property. You should have basic control over your pet when out and about.
"Unfortunately, we are also seeing a lot more dog litter on pavements and in parks.
Please remember to carry a bag with you to clean up after your pet." Cr Clancey said.
"Civic pride relies on all of us doing our bit to keep our CBDs, local neighbourhoods and reserves clean and tidy. We want you to be outside enjoying some fresh air with your pet on a daily walk, but equally, we want everyone else to be able to enjoy a safe and hygienic experience.
"Community safety is paramount. We simply cannot allow animals to wander at large in our neighbourhoods, particularly as we are all being encouraged to get outside and exercise more during these pandemic restrictions," Cr Clancey said.
Walking your much loved family pet is a great way to stay active and get outdoors, please do so responsibly.
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