N.B. Crime Stoppers and the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources are reminding pet owners to keep their dogs on leash and under control at all times when walking on trails and in the woodland of New Brunswick.
It is against the law to allow dogs to run at large in any area where wildlife can be found. Even the most obedient dog could have the urge to chase an animal, which could result in either the dog or the animal being injured. Keeping dogs on restraints and under control will help prevent them from being hurt or even killed, especially during the fall and winter hunting and trapping seasons. Natural Resources officers are asking for your support in helping to protect the province's wildlife.
Anyone with information on dogs harassing wildlife or running at large is urged to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or visit www.crimenb.ca. Information leading to the arrest of those responsible for letting dogs run free in wildlife areas could qualify the caller for a cash award of up to $2,000.
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