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Dozens of dogs trot along to Skipton Town Hall for free event

Dog owners and their pets came along to Skipton Town Hall for a free community event run by the Dogs Trust and Craven District Council.

Residents brought their dogs along on Tuesday July 17 for free health-checks, advice on diet, training and neutering, and responsible dog ownership packs.

Free microchipping for dogs was also on offer - microchipping is a legal requirement since April 2016.

The Dogs Trust has been working with Craven District Council during the last few months on a series of events in schools and publicity around responsible dog ownership, targeting dog fouling.  

Councillor Carl Lis, Craven District Council’s lead member for Greener Craven, said: “This was a great event and we’re pleased that so many dog owners came along with their pets.

“We’re determined to crack down on dog fouling in the district, and we believe working with dog owners, combined with enforcement, is the way forward.

“We’d like to thank the Dogs Trust for running this event and for all the work they have been doing with us in local schools. We hope to run more of these events in the future.”

Laura-Jane Muscroft, Education and Community Officer for the Dogs Trust, said: “We’re delighted we were able to help all the dog owners who came along to this event. It was brilliant to see so many lovely dogs and their owners and talk to them about a huge range of issues from diet to behaviour, health and training.

“We’ve enjoyed working with Craven District Council in the community over the last few months. We’ve had some great feedback from local schools and we hope this partnership will continue.”

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