In 2016 we’re excited to launch our new School Education Program. Council’s Ranger Lyndall will visit schools in the area to teach our local kids the importance of caring for companion animals. Holy Spirit Primary School will be the first to host Ranger Lyndall on Friday 18 March 2016. Caring for a pet is the responsibility of the whole family and we’re taking an active role in the community to teach kids all the facts on raising a happy and healthy pet.
The program will also educate kids on how to identify a potentially dangerous situation and what to do if and when they are confronted with a not-so-friendly dog. According to the NSW Office of Local Government between 1 July to 30 September 2015, 1,347 dog attacks were reported in NSW. Our aim is to make sure school aged kids know how to be safe and how to raise a well-socialised pet.
Are you a pensioner living in the Cessnock City area? Do you have a pet who hasn’t been desexed? Thanks to the help of the RSPCA and Office of Local Government, Council Rangers are offering 100 free desexing procedures for pet owners who hold a pension card. The benefits of caring for a companion animal are many and Council Rangers want to make the costs of being a responsible pet owner easier for those in need. Availability is limited so secure your booking by visiting Customer Service or calling 4993 4300 for more information.
Easter is just around the corner. Have you planned an Easter egg hunt or an Easter Sunday picnic? Chocolate is very harmful for dogs and can cause serious heart complications. Avoid a visit to the vet by keeping your Easter eggs out of paws reach. Remember: Easter eggs are yummy treats for humans but are harmful for dogs.