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.
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 .