Dog Awareness Day in park

Leanne McShane, Lurgan Park Development Officer, with her chocolate Labrador, Mason, Neal Morrow, CBC Dog Warden, and Amanda Steele from the NI Cancer Fund For Children. INLM3712-206
Leanne McShane, Lurgan Park Development Officer, with her chocolate Labrador, Mason, Neal Morrow, CBC Dog Warden, and Amanda Steele from the NI Cancer Fund For Children. INLM3712-206
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BRING your best buddy along for a very special day at Lurgan Park.

Craigavon Borough Council is hosting a Dog Awareness Day on September 22 at the fountain in Lurgan Park from 11am to 3pm.

Council officers will be on hand to offer information in relation to your family pet as well as advice on the recent changes to legislation. Microchipping will also be on offer, so why not take advantage of the service on the day, while it is still free.

Microchipping is an essential part of dog control and assists the council’s dog wardens to swiftly and safely reunite stray or stolen dogs with their owners, reducing stress for both parties. It is now compulsory to have a dog microchipped before obtaining a new dog or block licence.

For further information on microchipping dog owners can chat to one of the council officers on the day or alternatively contact Craigavon Borough Council’s Licensing Department on 028 3831 2521.

The event will also include a charity walk organised by Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children – the ‘Waggy Walk’. The walk is suitable for dogs of any size and their families and will begin at 2pm.

Registration is free and it is hoped that participants will raise as much as they can to raise vital funds to support local children, teenagers and young adults living with cancer in Northern Ireland.

To register or secure a sponsorship form, contact Amanda on 028 9080 5599 or email amanda@nicfc.com, Leanne on 07766 740427 or email Leanne.mcshane@craigavon.gov.uk