‘KEEP YOUR DOGS OFF VALE BEACHES’ – COUNCIL WARNS AFTER SICKNESS SCARE

Dogs are usually allowed on Penarth beach in the winter months - but today's warning affects all beaches in the Vale

Dogs are usually allowed on Penarth beach in the winter months – but today’s warning affects all beaches in the Vale

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is warning dogowners to keep their animals off all beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The warning comes after reports that a number of dogs have become unwell after being walked on the beach at Whitmore Bay, Barry Island.

There have been no reports of sickness in Penarth - but dogs have become ill after visiting Barry's Whitmore Bay

There have been no reports of sickness in Penarth – but dogs have become ill after visiting Barry’s Whitmore Bay

Today the Vale Council is arranging for samples of the water to be tested and is inspecting the beach itself to find out identify if any substance has been washed ashore “a result of recent heavy rain”. The Council says it is contacting local vets and National Resources Wales as part of its investigation.

As a temporary measure the Council is advising dog owners to keep their dogs off of the beaches “along the Vale’s coastline” until any possible risk to animals has been identified. There is no evidence to suggest any risk to humans.

Owners of dogs that have become unwell after visiting on the Vale’s beaches, or who have any further information, are asked to contact the council on 01446 700111 to help with the investigation.

PDN Note:  Callers should be prepared for a 60 second sequence of call messages on the Vale’s notorious “ContactOne” system before they actually get through to anyone .

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4 Responses to ‘KEEP YOUR DOGS OFF VALE BEACHES’ – COUNCIL WARNS AFTER SICKNESS SCARE

  1. Lindsay says:

    Could be 60 seconds well spent!

  2. Denise Price Jones says:

    Our dog was very ill after being on the beach at Barry Island. She was very sick and poorly for four days despite vet taking blood tests could not find what was wrong.

  3. Colin says:

    possible sewerage ingestion from Lavernock point outlet (after flood alert last week)?

  4. Dizzydeb says:

    Not surprising as we treat the sea and beaches as a dustbin. Sorry but I pick up a bag of rubbish every time I walk my dog on PENARTH beach. So much left behind by fishermen. No sign on the beach and no bin.

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