Dog Officers In Walton Hall Park
Officers from Merseyside Police's Dog Section, along with
Neighbourhood Officers and partner organisations have been out and
about meeting dog owners in Walton Hall Park and Stanley Park.
The operation, carried out last Thursday and Friday (20 & 21
September), saw the police working along with Liverpool City
Council dog wardens, the RSPCA, Dogs Trust and City Watch following
concerns from park users about irresponsible dog owners in the
Over the two days the team spoke to about 200 dog owners and
members of the public giving them tips for responsible dog
ownership as well as carrying out the following:
Seizing one exempted pit bull type dog for breach of
- Issuing a caution to the owner of another exempted pit bull
type for not muzzling the dog
- Stop checking four other exempted pit bull type dogs
- 36 dogs micro chipped
- 42 neutering vouchers issued
Inspector Matt Boyle from the Dog Section said: "This is not
about demonising dogs or their owners, this is about promoting
responsible dog ownership and supporting the wider community that
use the park by tackling potentially anti-social behaviour.
"By identifying those people who allow their dogs to
behave anti-socially, responsible dog owners can assist in making
the parks safer for everyone who uses them."