Dog owners who bring their pets on holiday to Bridlington are being given temporary tags this summer in a bid to reunite any lost dogs with their owners.
The ground-breaking initiative has been launched by ERYC’s dog wardens and will see visitors to South Cliff Holiday Park and those who rent council chalets on the seafront who bring their dogs along issued with temporary tags.
Each tag has individual contact details of either the caravan park address or chalet number, so should the dogs go missing whilst on holiday in Bridlington, they can be traced directly back to the owner.
The idea is part of the dog wardens responsible ownership scheme.
A spokesman said: “We want visitors to have an enjoyable stay as possible and this scheme will certainly offer additional peace of mind.”
“It’s a legal requirement for dog owners to have their pets microchipped and the details kept up-to-date. If a dog does go missing it can now be reunited with its owner quickly.”
“When people bring their dogs on holiday all the chip details change and should the dog go missing the wardens have no way of knowing where the owners are staying. “
“By issuing temporary tags it means that dog and owners can be reunited quickly.”