Redbridge dog owners subject of ‘zero tolerance’ month of action

Dog owners across the borough will be reminded of their responsibilities regarding dog collars, leads and fouling as part of a month of action during April.

Redbridge Community Police Team will tour parks talking to all dog owners about the law in an effort to ensure owners are acting both responsibly and safely.

A zero tolerance approach to dog related issues follows reports in the Recorder last month of a dog attack which saw a 12-year-old boy bitten on the face in Fairlop Oak Recreation Ground, Forest Road, Hainault.

It is a requirement for dogs to wear a collar with a tag at all times, and fixed penalty notices can be issued for a number of issues including failing to clean up after your dog in a public place.

The month is also a chance for residents to have pets microchipped for free, as well as taking in dog waste bags and advice leaflets handed out by park staff.

A microchipping team will be in place at a number of locations throughout the month, including Loxford Park on April 2 from 1-4pm and Goodmayes Park on April 18 from 10am-4pm.

To arrange a microchipping contact the Redbridge Council Customer Contact Centre on 020 8554 5000.

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