Summer 2017

Your Council

Dogs campaign

Take the lead in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by putting your dog on a lead.

The Warden team of the AONB have launched a campaign targeting dog owners to be responsible when taking their dogs for a walk in the countryside.

Popular destinations such as Moel Famau Country Park are experiencing increased sheep worrying incidents which is an offence by law and could lead to the destruction of the dog.

Tom Jones, Trainee Warden, explains:

“With an increase in livestock attacks in recent weeks we would like to remind visitors and users of the countryside that this is agricultural land much of which is covered by heather and gorse which means it might not always be possible to see sheep and lambs.”

Working with North Wales Police Rural Crimes team, the AONB have produced short films on social media and designed new posters and leaflets highlighting key messages.

Recently, wardens have been out and about talking to dog owners about the campaign and have received a good response and are continuing to educate owners about their responsibilities in the countryside.

 

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