Advice from the RSPCA on Dog Walking during Covid-19

Dog walking

Guidance has been produced on this, see the link and we would strongly urge you to share this widely so that dog owners and all dog walkers (whether professional or not) are aware of it.

It sets out sensible measures to ensure dogs can still be exercised with precautions taken for them and people. For example, all walkers should keep dogs on leads at this time – to help ensure social distancing, and avoid owners coming into contact with one another should they have to go and retrieve their dog or in the event of an incident as well as potential veterinary visit. Importantly it outlines information for those wishingto support key workers or those who are self-isolating or shielding by taking their pets out for a walk.

Help and Guidance for Residents

The RSPCA has produced a poster that can be downloaded ( and filled in by members of the public who have pets/animals. The aim being they will approach family/friends/neighbours who can care for their pets if they are hospitalised. This poster should be displayed in a visible place, for example on the fridge, etc so that the emergency services can see plans have already been made for the animals. Please do share this with the public in your community to try and help ease the pressure on the Adult Social Care teams in finding boarding spaces for animals.

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