Calls for dogs to be kept on leads in Sankey Valley Park

Calls for dogs to be kept on leads in Sankey Valley Park

Calls for dogs to be kept on leads in Sankey Valley Park

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A READER has called for pet owners to keep their pooches on leads in Sankey Valley Park after claiming to have seen three incidents involving the park’s swans and dogs in the space of an hour.

Two swans currently have a nest of six cygnets (pictured) leading to calls for them to be protected.

But the request to keep pets on leads near the swans split opinion on the Warrington Guardian Facebook page with some readers arguing dogs should be ‘free to roam’ while others agreed dogs should be ‘under control’ and owners should think about other people, children and wildlife.

A council spokesman said there had been no incidents reported to them but park rangers would advise for dogs to be kept on leads. 

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4:06pm Thu 5 Jun 14

tarasmum says...

Once again chavs with out of control dogs spoiling it for the responsible dog owners !!!
Once again chavs with out of control dogs spoiling it for the responsible dog owners !!! tarasmum
  • Score: 0

5:21pm Thu 5 Jun 14

choperado says...

My dog doesn't bother the swans and is on the park all year round , so i could argue he has more rights in the park than the swans given his owner pays council tax. The solution is to have suitable punishment for offences that actually deter these eejits from walking unmuzzled aggressive dogs. If an owner is concerned their pet might go for another dog or animal then fix it, train it or muzzle it. The simplest thing is to get it fixed young and socialise it.
My dog doesn't bother the swans and is on the park all year round , so i could argue he has more rights in the park than the swans given his owner pays council tax. The solution is to have suitable punishment for offences that actually deter these eejits from walking unmuzzled aggressive dogs. If an owner is concerned their pet might go for another dog or animal then fix it, train it or muzzle it. The simplest thing is to get it fixed young and socialise it. choperado
  • Score: -10

5:52pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Mrs1979 says...

My dog might have a look or sniff ....
But the swans can attack people and children !
It's not there fault but they shouldn't put nests right
Next to the path .....
My dog might have a look or sniff .... But the swans can attack people and children ! It's not there fault but they shouldn't put nests right Next to the path ..... Mrs1979
  • Score: -18

6:58pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Dustin says...

Type the word "Swans" into WG's more recent archive and the following reports appear, including the one for today.
1) Swans in danger of attack at the hands of louts
9:18am Thursday 27 March 2014
2) Swan and seven eggs disappear overnight from nature spot
9:35am Monday 12 May 2014
3) £1k reward to track down missing swans in Stockton Heath
8:00am Thursday 29 May 2014
4) Swans killed by dogs at Widnes nature reserve, Spike Island
8:20am Wednesday 14 May 2014
5) Runcorn resident campaigns for dogs to be kept on leads to protect swans
6:20am Wednesday 4 June 2014
6) Calls for dogs to be kept on leads in Sankey Valley Park
1:40pm Thursday 5 June 2014
Type the word "Swans" into WG's more recent archive and the following reports appear, including the one for today. 1) Swans in danger of attack at the hands of louts 9:18am Thursday 27 March 2014 2) Swan and seven eggs disappear overnight from nature spot 9:35am Monday 12 May 2014 3) £1k reward to track down missing swans in Stockton Heath 8:00am Thursday 29 May 2014 4) Swans killed by dogs at Widnes nature reserve, Spike Island 8:20am Wednesday 14 May 2014 5) Runcorn resident campaigns for dogs to be kept on leads to protect swans 6:20am Wednesday 4 June 2014 6) Calls for dogs to be kept on leads in Sankey Valley Park 1:40pm Thursday 5 June 2014 Dustin
  • Score: 7

2:19pm Fri 6 Jun 14

fedster says...

tarasmum wrote:
Once again chavs with out of control dogs spoiling it for the responsible dog owners !!!
wrong ive seen a bunch of dog walkers mainly female (about 9 of them) with about 15 dogs and there all of the lead on the big field chasing the birds.

i am also sick of people with dogs of the lead full stop, them little yappy things that run up to every other dog and yap ( then if it gets a chunk taken out of it) its your fault not the owners. FINE THEM ALL

Dont forget a DOG will protect its owner (MORE SO IF) thers a child with them.
[quote][p][bold]tarasmum[/bold] wrote: Once again chavs with out of control dogs spoiling it for the responsible dog owners !!![/p][/quote]wrong ive seen a bunch of dog walkers mainly female (about 9 of them) with about 15 dogs and there all of the lead on the big field chasing the birds. i am also sick of people with dogs of the lead full stop, them little yappy things that run up to every other dog and yap ( then if it gets a chunk taken out of it) its your fault not the owners. FINE THEM ALL Dont forget a DOG will protect its owner (MORE SO IF) thers a child with them. fedster
  • Score: 3

11:01am Sun 8 Jun 14

SAC_in_Warrington says...

Don't be silly WBC won't issue prohibition notices as they are able or if they do issue them they they don't monitor them, if they do try they soon back down, same with dogs fouling the area also. It is of no use for the wardens only to be advising against doing things, they should enforce things on behalf of WBC.
Don't be silly WBC won't issue prohibition notices as they are able or if they do issue them they they don't monitor them, if they do try they soon back down, same with dogs fouling the area also. It is of no use for the wardens only to be advising against doing things, they should enforce things on behalf of WBC. SAC_in_Warrington
  • Score: 2

3:57pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Shep4612 says...

I always walk my lab down this stretch of the canal and was wondering where the swans had gone when we headed down the other week...soon found out when we got down to the bottom end and my boy decided to have a pee against the rushes only to nearly be castrated by a swan which shot out from the canal snapping and hissing at him! He was more terrified of the swan than it was of him and he had a good cry about it all the way down to the pond! If you ask me the swans are more than capable of looking after themselves from what I've seen... ; )
I always walk my lab down this stretch of the canal and was wondering where the swans had gone when we headed down the other week...soon found out when we got down to the bottom end and my boy decided to have a pee against the rushes only to nearly be castrated by a swan which shot out from the canal snapping and hissing at him! He was more terrified of the swan than it was of him and he had a good cry about it all the way down to the pond! If you ask me the swans are more than capable of looking after themselves from what I've seen... ; ) Shep4612
  • Score: 3

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