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Who let the dogs out? Moree’s first off-leash area opening soon

MOREE dog-lovers are encouraged to bring their four-legged companions down to Carbeen Park – on Carbeen Street just behind the cemetery – to celebrate the opening of the town’s first off-leash area.

The opening celebrations on Wednesday, February 28 – from 8am until 6pm – includes free microchipping for dog and cat owners, the first step in lifetime registration of pets.

And, as an added bonus, Vicki from Swish Swash Dog Wash will be on-site if owners want to spoil their pooches with a bath. Fees will apply.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s environment and compliance manager Dane Graham says the new off-leash area will provide pet owners with space where their dogs can run freely and exercise without being on a lead.

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Dog and cat lovers are invited to bring their pets to the opening of Moree’s first off-leash area behind the Moree Cemetery on Wednesday, February 28 (Image Copyright Bill Poulos).

“The off-leash area has been a regular item on the community’s wish-list and we are delighted to see the area is now open for public use,” Mr Graham said.

“We want this to be a fun experience for you and your pet, so ensure your dog is on a lead when entering and exiting the park, pick up their faeces and be in control of the animal at all times.”

On the day, all pets must be secured for the safety of those attending the event, with dogs on a secure collar and controlled by a leash and cats either in a carrier or personally held at all times.

Located behind the Moree cemetery, south of Carbeen Street, the site includes plenty of parking for pet owners and a wide expanse of open space for dogs to run around.

Council is also offering free microchipping, which legally has to be done before animals are 12 weeks of age.

Microchipping is the first part of the two-step process, and is followed by Lifetime Registration of four-legged mates, which lawfully must be completed by the time the animal is six months of age.

Microchipping and Lifetime Registration will help owners be reunited with pets if they goes missing, are taken to a vet, pound or animal shelter.

For further enquiries on this event please contact the environment and compliance team on 6757 3245.

Media Release: February 19, 2018

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