HUNDREDS OF DOGS MICRO-CHIPPED AS OPERATION MONARO CONTINUES July 15th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments HUNDREDS OF DOGS MICRO-CHIPPED AS OPERATION MONARO CONTINUES 390 dogs have been mirco-chipped during the first three weeks of Merseyside Police’s operation to tackle irresponsible dog ownership. Officers from Merseyside Police’s dog section, along with neighbourhood officers and partner organisations, have been out and about in Merseyside’s parks and open spaces as part of six week long operation. Officers have met hundreds of dog owners, with partners have micro-chipped over 390 dogs, given out 36 neutering vouchers and seized a number of dogs which are banned breeds under the Dangerous Dogs Act, or have been dangerously out of control in a public place. The operation, which is in response to concerns voiced by residents followings a number of incidents involving dog attacks across the UK still has another three weeks of activity throughout the Merseyside area. Inspector Mark Fallows of Merseyside Police’s dog section said: “The operation has been very successful so far, and the public are pleased to see our officers out and about in Merseyside Parks. “By meeting with dog owners we have been able to reassure them that our operation is not about demonising them or their dogs, but encouraging responsible dog ownership and targeting those who use their dogs to intimidate others.” Activity is set to continue for the next three weeks across Merseyside with a number of initiatives. In Knowsley next week officers will be meeting with Post Office workers to talk about the problems that many of them face in their job every day. Chief Inspector Kevin Wellens said: “Postal workers are a group of people who may face specific challenges with dogs in their job. We are keen to talk to them about any particular problems that they face as part of their ‘bite back’ campaign.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!