No Dogs Please

Nick Lappage2024 News, NewsLeave a Comment

Just a quick message for everyone to read please.

We have been asked to remind everyone that No Dogs are allowed at the International Rally or any other rally.

This is a VSOC Rule and a venue rule. Playing fields need to remain clean of dog mess at all times. Players sliding and tackling on the rugby field could possibly get some poo in their eye and become severely ill.

From RoSPCA: https://www.rospa.com/policy/play-safety/advice/dogs

Dogs on children’s playgrounds represent a major health and injury hazard:

  • Toxocariasis – a rare infection caused by roundworm parasites, most commonly found in cats, dogs and foxes faeces.
  • Children and young adults are usually affected due to contact with contaminated soil or sand within play areas by swallowing the infected egg.
  • There is evidence that dogs can also carry E.coli and hepatitis in their faeces.
  • There are over 7,000 admissions to hospital for dog bites and attacks annually in the U.K. and under 10’s were most likely to be admitted. (NHS Digital)

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