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09-02 Dog Attack Reporting - Companion Animals Register

Date: Friday 30th January 2009
Category: Council Circular

As recent events have tragically demonstrated, dog attacks can have serious consequences. They are a concern to all in the community and are an issue that the NSW Government is taking active steps to address.

One of the Government’s strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of dog attacks is the education of the community about responsible pet ownership. A key component of this education strategy is the Safe Pets Out There (SPOT) program, introduced in NSW schools in February 2007. More than 130,000 primary school aged children have now been taught how to safely interact with pets, especially dogs. The SPOT program aims to reach at least 250,000 primary school children by June 2009. Read more...

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