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Illuminate your dog to win a Christmas hamper!

dogsofblaby-competitionBlaby District Council is giving residents the chance to win a fantastic Christmas hamper for their pooch this festive season!

Between now and Thursday 15 December, anyone living in Blaby District or using a park within the area can take a picture of their illuminated dog out and about on their daily walk.

There are two easy ways to enter:

  1. Post the photo on the “Blaby District” Facebook page
  2. Tweet @BlabyDC with the photo or use the hashtag #DogsOfBlaby

The competition is part of an initiative to promote visible pets during the winter, including the prevention of dogs fouling out of sight of their owners and reduce the number of incidents of dogs with vehicles or other residents.

The hamper, worth £50, was donated by the local Pets at Home store on Grove Farm Triangle and includes dog toys, treats and a comfy wicker basket.

The lucky dog and winning owner will be drawn at random.

As part of the campaign the Council has given out 200 free light-up collars to dog owners, making it easier for them to spot their dog in the dark.

Michelle Ikin, Senior Animal Services Officer for Blaby District Council, said:

“There is a noticeable increase in dog fouling on our streets and parks during the winter.

This can be because owners can’t see their dog when it’s dark. But we also want to make sure our residents’ dogs are as safe as possible during the winter season.
“It’s important to remember that ‘if your dog stops prowling, it might be fouling!’”

Light-up collars are available online from as little as £2.

Win a fantastic Christmas hamper for your pooch this festive season!

To enter the competition visit www.facebook.com/blabydc or www.twitter.com/blabydc. Full terms and conditions are available via www.blaby.gov.uk.

Visit: Leicester Pets at Home Grove Park, Enderby

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

Free microchipping for Blaby District dog owners

dog walkingLocal dog owners will have the chance to microchip their dog for free at two events hosted by Blaby District Council.

In association with the Dogs Trust, the events are taking place on Thursday November 28 at Braunstone Civic Centre and Friday November 29 at Bouskell Park in Blaby.

The purpose of the events is to promote responsible ownership through the Dogs in the Community Campaign, run by the Dogs Trust, and to provide a free microchipping service prior to the legislation change in April 2016 when it will be a requirement for all dogs to be microchipped.

Blaby District Council’s senior dog warden Michelle Ikin will also be on hand to provide guidance on responsible dog ownership.

Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services, said

“These two events are a must for dog owners in the district, not only can they benefit from the free microchipping service, but also speak to experts about looking after their pets in a responsible manner. The amount of stray dogs is a significant problem and I hope the campaign will work towards combating this issue.”

Around 160 strays are picked up each year by the local authority’s dog wardens and about half of these are left homeless.

Photos and descriptions of all available dogs are available at www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs

All animals are assessed, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (where possible) and a fee of £105 is charged to cover these costs.

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs, email env.health@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7515.