With love comes responsibility
Cessnock City Council has launched a hard-hitting responsible pet ownership campaign to educate locals about the key responsibilities that go hand in hand with owning a pet.
While the idea of owing a cute kitten or puppy appeals to most, there is a long list of things that need to be considered before taking the plunge.
The campaign will involve the installation of large posters at local bus shelters, along with a social media campaign on Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The posters and social posts will cover five key areas of responsible pet ownership including desexing. microchipping, picking up after your pet, ensuring your dog is walked on a lead and reminding people that owning a pet is a life-long commitment.
Each poster and social post hopes to evoke an emotional response from those who see them, with each one being signed off with the key message, ‘With love comes responsibility’.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said pet ownership is not a decision that should be taken lightly as a kitten or puppy is a responsibility for life.
“All too often we see animals neglected, abandoned and put in the pound and then they have to wait for someone to come along who is willing to give them a loving home. It is truly heartbreaking.”
“There are so many aspects to being a responsible pet owner which are highlighted in the campaign and I hope locals stand up and take notice.”
To find out more, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/responsiblepetowner.