Kate tells government to act on dangerous dogs
Kate presented the petition with MPs from around the UK which has been signed by thousands of people across the country following the tragic death of 14-year-old Jade Lomas Anderson who was mauled by four dogs in Bolton earlier this year.
The petition calls for changes in the law to stop future attacks, asks the government to give more power to local authorities to tackle dangerous dogs and promotes better dog training and more responsible dog ownership.
Kate has encouraged schools and youth groups across Trafford to work with animal charity, Blue Cross, to hold educational talks on a variety of subjects including pet care and staying safe around dogs.
Kate will also host an interactive afternoon in Victoria Park on Saturday August 31st for dog owners and their pets, families and Trafford residents, with Blue Cross and Friends of Victoria Park, which will bring the community together to take part in a range of fun activities and talk about issues surrounding responsible dog ownership.
Kate said: “Many constituents have contacted me with concerns about dogs who are aggressive and out of control, and about dog fouling. Some of our parks and open spaces are being turned into no-go areas for families because owners aren’t controlling their dogs.
“I am looking forward to working with Blue Cross and meeting Streford & Urmston residents to talk about responsible dog ownership at our event in Victoria Park on 31st August – do contact my office if you are interested in attending.”
Kate’s presentation of the petition can be read online here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/