National Pet Month runs from 1st April to the 4th May 2015. It is sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance and the Medivet Veterinary Partnership.
What is it all about?
Well the main aim is to promote responsible pet ownership and provide 10 top tips http://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk/downloads/Top-Ten-Tips.pdf . All common sense but you will be amazed at the number of people who do not take heed of some or all of these.
I was recently at Badbury clumps, in Oxfordshire, I walk there regularly and it is well known for its bluebells at this time of year. A beauty spot! So on the Monday I noticed by a tree near the car park that someone had left a bag of poo. Great they picked it up…. so many don’t give good dog owners like myself a bad name. So why if you bother picking it up would you leave it? There is not a bin at the car park. It’s a natural beauty spot run by the National Trust, if bins are provided then someone has to pay for them to be emptied so dog owners are expected to take it home.
I tutted as I walked past, and hoped that someone had left it there to pick up on return to the car and not for good. I was not expecting to go three days later and find that many others had followed suit. There were about 20 bags in total. I am also sad to say that It got larger before it disappeared!
So please if you are reading this and you are a dog owner please go for tip 5 and clean up after your dog and let everyone enjoy the areas you walk in.
Sorry rant over …… back to the point of National Pet Month..
They also highlight the mutual benefit of pets for people and vise versa.
They help increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals and also raise the awareness of working companion animals.
If you are interested in finding out more or supporting them next year than take a look at their website. http://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk
Thank you for reading my post.