Awareness event to launch Jade's Campaign
2:20pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in NW
A CAMPAIGN to encourage responsible dog ownership will launch this Friday in Atherton.
Following the death of 14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson, Jade’s Campaign has been launched to encourage owners to be responsible and control their dog’s behaviour.
Owners will be offered advice on looking after dogs and practical help such as free microchipping at the awareness event outside the Dorset Road Community Centre from 1pm until 6pm.
Since Jade’s death, her mum Shirley Anderson and step-dad Michael have led a high-profile campaign calling for tougher sentences for owners whose dogs attack people.
Michael said: “This is a more practical campaign calling on people to make sure they are looking after their dogs. The message we want people to understand is that if a dog isn’t cared for properly they can potentially become dangerous.
“Some owners might have difficulty controlling their pet. We want to help them by offering advice and support.”
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