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October - December 2018 - Responsible dog ownership

The Council will kick off the new Don't Be A Waster campaign in October by focusing on responsible dog ownership.

dbaw oct18The Council’s community officers will be helping parish and town councils tackle the issue, including adding more anti-dog fouling stencils in problem areas. We'll also be visiting schools to talk to local children about the health risks associated with dog fouling and more stickers advising dog walkers that bagged dog waste can go in any litter bin, will be added to bins across the district.

New leaflets will also be available to help residents with various dog issues (including tips to reduce barking), and will feature the competition winner from the previous campaign. Having beaten off competition from over thirty other pooches, it was Jeff the Labrador who became our Furry Face of Ryedale. Well done, Jeff!

The Council once again teamed up with Dogs Trust to host community events in the district to promote responsible dog ownership. The events took place at Dalby Forest, Malton and Norton-on-Derwent.

The Council ran a competition for local primary school children to highlight responsible dog ownership. The Council’s team of Community Officers visited local primary schools to talk about the issue and invited children submit their short stories, drawings, poems, photos or even videos about being a responsible dog owner.

18 February 2019

#DontBeAWaster Competition winners announced

Three pupils from Norton Primary School have been chosen as the winners of Ryedale District Council’s school competition to highlight responsible dog ownership.

Pippa Allen scooped first prize with her ‘Interview with a Responsible Dog Owner and has won a family day pass to Ryedale Folk Museum in Helmsley.

Second prize went to Selina Baumane for her Dog Care Chart; she has won a £30 gift voucher for the Fairfax Arms in Gilling East. Third prize went to Theo Sawdon for his Responsible Dog Ownership Photo Manual; he wins a £20 gift voucher for Linton’s Pet Shop in Malton.

The competition was part of the Council’s Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign which was focusing on dog fouling and responsible dog ownership following a series of events in the district with the Dogs Trust.
As well as this the Council’s team of Community Officers visited local primary schools to talk about the issue and invited children submit their short stories, drawings, poems, photos or even videos about being a responsible dog owner.

Councillor Luke Ives, Chairman of the Council's Policy and Resources Committee, explained, “This competition has been a great way to get the next generation of dog owners involved in our campaign to encourage responsible dog ownership.

“The winning entries demonstrated what it takes to being a responsible dog owner – like exercising your pet regularly, providing healthy food and making sure your dog is happy. All dog owners should pick up after their pet – and bag it and bin it, either in a dog waste bin or a regular litter bin. Congratulations to all three winners – they’ve done a brilliant job.”

DontbeaWaster Competition WinnersSpecial thanks to Ryedale Folk Museum, Linton’s Pet Shop and the Fairfax Arms for donating the competition prizes.

Image: Pupils left to right: Pippa Allen, Selina Baumane and Theo Sawdon.

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