Responsible dog ownership event to be held in Sutton

Free dog chipping, agility tests and advice about dog welfare will be available at a dog initiative at St Helier open space opposite St Helier Hospital, on Tuesday, 25 August between 11:00-16:00hrs. The chipping and dog agility tests are being provided by the Dogs Trust.

The event is being run by Sutton Housing Partnership with the support of the borough's police-led LEAD (Local Environmental Awareness on Dogs) initiative, which promotes responsible ownership of all breeds of dog while tackling anti-social and inconsiderate behaviour by individuals with dogs in a way that protects and reassures the public.

LEAD is being replicated in a number of other London boroughs and by other police forces and local authorities around the country - the latest being Hertfordshire Police who are running the scheme as a pilot in Stevenage.

The event has been timed to coincide with National Dogs Day on Wednesday, 26 August.

Note: The Metropolitan Police’s Total Policing programme is the force’s commitment to be on the streets and to work in local communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims.  In Sutton the Met works closely with Liberal Democrat-led Sutton Council through the ground-breaking Safer Sutton Partnership.

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