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Humane Society, City Launching Dog Bite Awareness Campaign

May 20, 2015 7:01 AM | News

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The Winnipeg Humane Society is launching a campaign today to raise awareness of dog bite prevention.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 17-23, and multiple agencies are working together to spread the word that dog bites can be prevented.

“Everyone, especially children, need to learn how to behave with dogs — dogs they know and don’t know,” said Aileen White, WHS director of communications. “Dogs are communicating with us all the time, and once we learn how to understand them, we’ll be safer and happier.”

Leland Gordon, chief operating officer of the city’s Animal Services Agency, says talking to kids about dog safety and bite prevention is a great way to encourage healthy, safe relationships with the animals.

A school presentation and media event will be held at Dufferin School this afternoon to official launch the campaign.