Every dog has its day at show

Pictured is Abigail Campbell in Jetty Field, Braunston, where a Dog Day will take place at the weekend.
Pictured is Abigail Campbell in Jetty Field, Braunston, where a Dog Day will take place at the weekend.

Problems with dog fouling in Braunston has led to Daventry District Council (DDC) organising a day especially for owners and their four legged friends.

Dog owners are being invited to attend a Dog Day taking place in the village on Saturday full of useful tips and information for people about looking after their pets.

The event has been organised by the council’s environmental improvement team to encourage responsible dog ownership.

It follows on from a large number of complaints about dog fouling in the village. The idea for the Dog Day came from district councillor Abigail Campbell, who represents Braunston and Welton.

It is taking place in Jetty Field in Braunston on Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

DDC’s housing and health portfolio holder, Cllr Richard Atterbury, said: “This initiative has been prompted by a significant increase in reports of dog fouling in the village in recent months and is seen as a way for local dog owners to get some free help and advice about what more they can do to look after their pets.

“As well as the advice, there will be lots of free goodies to give away, and the council’s Environmental Protection officers will also be giving away free poop scoop bags to encourage owners to clear up after their pets.

“There will be lots of interesting things going on so I hope lots of people go along on the day with their dogs and see what information is available.”