Dogs and their owners are invited for an afternoon of fun in Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge from 12pm to 3pm on Thursday, August 22.
Hebden’s Happy Hounds is aimed at promoting responsible dog ownership and is being held in response to growing concerns over dog fouling and irresponsible owners.
The event is being held by Hebden Royd Town Council and Calderdale Council, in partnership with the RSPCA, and promises to be full of fun with activities for all the family, said Emma Green - the town council’s neighbourhood manager.
She said: “As well as providing a source of information and education this event will highlight some of the important roles that dogs play in our society from Dogs for the Disabled and Guide Dogs for the Blind, to Police Dogs. There will also be some great demonstrations from local dog trainers as well as training information.”
Ninety local dogs will receive free micro-chipping at the event and there will also be information on Calderdale Council’s dog control orders, face painting, and children’s entertainment.