Car park campaign aims to save canine lives

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Dog owners in Stafford are being reminded not to leave their pets in cars in hot weather.

The Borough Council has teamed up with the Dog's Trust to display posters and leaflets at council car parks.

Parking officers will be checking for dogs left alone in vehicles and will report to the RSPCA or police if necessary.

The initiative is part of the Dog’s Trust’s ‘Dogs die in hot cars’ campaign.

Councillor Frances Beatty, Cabinet Member for Economic development and Planning, at the Borough Council, said: “It is horrible to think of a family pet in distress and suffering from the effects of being left trapped in a car in hot weather.

"So I am pleased we are working with this charity to make sure people are aware of the dangers - and also for parking officers working on our behalf to report any issues which could potentially avoid a tragic incident.”

For more information visit https://www.dogstrust.org.uk

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