BECOME A FRIEND OF DOGS UNLEASHED
Why you should join our network
Our campaign to allow dogs off leash in designated locations at specific times is reasonable and just, and to date has the support of some 4,000 people, with more signing up every day. By becoming a Friend of Dogs Unleashed, you can help us to prove to elected members and officials of DLR Council that our campaign for fair and balanced bye-laws has broad support. Please make sure you sign our Petition, either online here or sign paper copy available in vets’ clinics and pet shops. We are meeting regularly with DLR Councillors and our credibility – and theirs – relies on the weight of public opinion. Local issues, such as the recent Carysfort Park ‘on-leash only’ episode, can be tackled and resolved under this wider umbrella group, with effective strength in numbers.
Aims of Friends of Dogs Unleashed
By signing up as a Friend, you show your support for our aims, which are (extract from our Constitution):
- To promote responsible and accountable dog ownership in the best interests of all communities.
- To promote fair and reasonable bye-laws that allow dog walkers to walk their dogs unleashed at certain times and/or in designated areas, both on beaches and in parks.
- To persuade elected members and Council officials that dog pens are not an adequate alternative to off-leash exercise.
- To push for a logical debate on the issue so that other aspects of responsible dog ownership (such as picking up after your dog, getting your dog licensed and keeping it under control at all times), all of which we support, are not confused with the question of leashing.
- To campaign against the fining of dog walkers with unleashed dogs under effective control since we believe this alienates law-abiding citizens who are not harming others.
- To represent the interests of those who walk with their dogs unleashed, while condemning rogue dog-owners who have animals that are a danger to the public and to other dogs, and supporting the Council in tackling this issue.
- To liaise with DLR County Council to ensure that the voice of responsible dog owners is represented in public debate.