OFFICERS SPEAK WITH 3000 DOG OWNERS ACROSS MERSEYSIDE August 2nd, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments OFFICERS SPEAK WITH 3000 DOG OWNERS ACROSS MERSEYSIDE Merseyside Police officers have spoken with almost 3000 dog owners across the region during a campaign 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 parks and open spaces right across the region, as part of six week long operation. 638 dogs have been micro-chipped during the course of the operation, 81 neutering vouchers have been given out and officers have seized 47 dogs which are suspected to be banned breeds under the Dangerous Dogs Act, or have been dangerously out of control in a public place. Inspector Mark Fallows of Merseyside Police’s dog sections said: “The operation was launched in response to concerns voiced by residents, and we’ve had positive feedback from the public who have been pleased to see our officers out and about in Merseyside’s parks. “This operation wasn’t about demonising dogs or their owners, but encouraging responsible ownership whatever breed of dog you may have. I’d continue to urge residents to get in contact with police if they have any concerns about dogs in their area and remind residents that officers will continue to have a visible presence in our parks and open spaces.” Related Comments comments!