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Kennel Club welcomes decision to simplify dog walking restrictions in Cornwall
The new rules increase access to essential walking sites for dogs.

Decision follows public consultation 

The Kennel Club has expressed support for Cornwall Council’s recent decision to amend dog walking restrictions on Cornwall’s beaches, following a broad consultation.

Currently, Cornwall Council has 48 Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in place which limit when dogs are allowed on beaches, but the restrictions vary considerably.

As current protection orders are set to expire this year, the council held a public consultation last summer asking people to share their thoughts and opinions on the restrictions, as well as what changes they would like to see, if any.

Following this consultation, the council decided that restrictions will only be in place in July and August, expect on Blue Flag beaches. These new rules reduce confusion for residents and visitors and increase access to essential walking sites for dogs.

Head of public affairs at the Kennel Club Holly Conway said: “We commend Cornwall Council for this refreshing example of a PSPO that takes into account the importance of beach access for dog owners to provide their dogs with the exercise and stimulation they need.

“We wish to thank all of the dog lovers who responded to the petition, making it the council’s largest ever consultation response with over 13,000 replies. As ever, impassioned responses like this from the dog owning community are crucial in ensuring that proposed PSPOs are sensitive to the unique needs of the dog owning community.”

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New 'DoggyLottery' to raise funds for rescue centres

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 A new 'DoggyLottery' to raise funds for dog rescue centres in the UK will launch on Saturday (4 July). Every four weeks, five different rescue centres will be connected to the lottery, providing much-needed funds - particularly during COVID-19 - and providing vital online exposure.

A weekly game costs £1.50 and entrants will have the chance of being one of 20 guaranteed winners. A massive 60 per cent of the raised funds will go towards the dog rescue centres, more than double that donated by leading lottery companies to charitable causes.

To find out more and play the lottery, visit www.doggylottery.co.uk  

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International Cat Care appoints new head of veterinary division

International Cat Care (ICC) has announced the appointment of Nathalie Dowgray as head of the charity's veterinary division.

Nathalie, who is an RCVS advanced practitioner in feline medicine, will lead the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a play key role in advancing knowledge and research in feline medicine.

Claire Bessant, iCatCare's chief executive said: "We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Nathalie to the charity. She brings a depth and breadth of feline expertise and understanding which fits perfectly with the charity's work and development, and her enthusiasm for cats is infectious."