We had a visit from Joanne Ormerod, our Ribble Valley Dog Warden, this morning at school. She gave a very interesting talk to all our children about how to stay safe around dogs and some of the responsibilities of dog owners. Children and staff heard the dangers of dog excrement on both humans and other animals and how owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs, if not there are fines of £80 and even £1000! Joanne also mentioned how it is the owner’s responsibility to keep dogs on a lead in public areas, parks and cemeteries or there is a fine for that too.
The children were very interested in what she had to say and they asked many questions.