Pooches and their pals are invited to Byron Shire’s inaugural Dog’s Breakfast this Sunday October 7.
Organiser and Council’s Koala Project officer Joanne Green said the event is a free dog-friendly occasion to promote and celebrate responsible dog ownership across the Shire.
‘There is a barbecue breakfast for dog owners, specialist veterinary advice on dog care and loads of giveaway dog goodies.
‘We are really excited to be hosting this initiative in partnership with the NSW government’s Saving our Species Program, My Vet Byron Bay, The Larder Byron Bay, Friends of the Koala and Bangalow Koalas,’ said Ms Green.
‘As well as all the fun and giveaways, there’s a more serious side to the morning’s celebrations, with a focus on what’s being done locally to curb dog attacks on koalas.’
‘We know that 115 koalas have been injured by domestic dog attacks since 2009 in the northern rivers area and some of these attacks happened in the Byron Shire.
‘However in the last five years, there has been a decline in reported domestic dog attacks on koalas, and we believe this is the result of increased education. That’s why it’s important to bring our information to events like a Dog’s Breakfast.’
The breakfast will start at 7.30am and go until 9.30am at the Suffolk Park Dog Exercise area, located at 94 to 104 Beech Drive.
For further information contact Joanne Green on 6626 7068.