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Bring Your Dog to Work Day - a PAWsome success for Wyre Council

Bring your dog to work group pic 2018 Published Monday, 25 June 2018

On Friday 22 June staff at Wyre Council brought their furry friends into work to participate in ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day' and raise money for Guide Dogs Trust.

A bake sale also contributed to donations made to the charity.

The money will go on to help someone who is blind or partially sighted. Guide dogs give people with sight loss the ability to live their lives independently, with the same freedom as everybody else.

Many staff helped make the day a success, baking for the cake sale and bringing their dogs in for the day, and a fantastic total of £119.20 was raised for the charity. It also gave Wyre Council the opportunity to highlight the problem of dog fouling in the borough and to promote the message ‘any bin will do’.

Dog fouling was highlighted as the biggest anti-social behaviour problem that Wyre’s residents face and the council receives over 400 complaints per year about dog fouling. The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which contains restrictions in relation to dog control affirms Wyre Council has a no tolerance approach to fouling. Find out more about the Public Space Protection Order.

The day also provided an opportunity to promote the health benefits of having a dog. Just stroking a dog can have a calming effect and reduce stress levels. Dogs require daily walks which is a great health benefit for those who want to get out and about more often, especially during the summer months. Playing with a dog is not only great fun for the dog but can be very therapeutic for its owners too.

'Bring your Dog to Work Day' is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. Join in next year and help raise money for charities dedicated to helping the lives of one of the nation’s most beloved pets.

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