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Dogs of Blaby competition returns

For the second year Blaby District Council is giving residents the chance to win a fantastic Christmas hamper for their pooch, as part of its initiative to promote visible pets during the winter season.

Between now and Thursday 14 December, anyone living in Blaby District can take a picture of their illuminated dog out and about on their daily walk.

There are two easy ways to enter:

Post the photo on the “Blaby District” Facebook page
Tweet @BlabyDC with the photo or use the hashtag #DogsOfBlaby
Dogs that can be seen in the dark can reduce the number of incidents between dogs and vehicles and prevent fouling out of the owners’ sight.

A winner will be selected at random, with the prize, worth around £60, donated by Blaby Pet & Garden Centre.

As part of the campaign the Council will be giving out up to 80 free light-up collars in the Council’s parks, 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.

“We also want to make sure our residents’ dogs are as safe as possible during the winter season. As we always say, ‘if your dog stops prowling, it might be fouling!’”

Light-up collars are available online from as little as £2. To enter the competition visit www.facebook.com/blabydc or www.twitter.com/blabydc. Full terms and conditions are available on the Council’s website.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]