"Paws Of Greenwich" Partners with Town of Greenwich to Promote Responsible Pet Ownership
We are excited to announce our official partnership with the Town of Greenwich to promote responsible pet ownership in the local community. Our partnership will kick-off this Saturday, December 2 at Greenwich Point Park for PAWS of Greenwich’s “PAWS-itive Patrol” event, which coincides with the launch of “dog season” at Greenwich Point Beach (December 1 – March 31, 2018). The purpose of the event is two-fold: to celebrate Greenwich’s furry residents, and to promote responsible dog ownership by educating pet owners of town laws and regulations, dog licensing, leash laws, picking up dog waste, general dog behavior and more.
Volunteers from PAWS of Greenwich will be on-site and set up near the main concession stand where they will talk to passersby about the cause, dog-related town regulations, answer questions, hand out brochures outlining regulations for dog season at Greenwich Point, and pass out dog license cards and dog waste bags, kindly provided by Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel – in an effort to promote waste pick up.
“We appreciate the efforts of Paws of Greenwich and thank them for their partnership with the Town to provide this education program. It is important for people to know and follow the rules for the safety and enjoyment of all., states Joe Siciliano, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation.”
PAWS of Greenwich launched in March 2017 by Greenwich resident Jessica Del Guercio and her rescue pup “Hope.” The volunteer organization of passionate dog owners is working to revitalize Grass Island Dog Park and hopes to raise funds for a new dog park in town. The citizen collective assists with managing, maintaining and patrolling the Grass Island Dog park to ensure the park is a safe and clean environment for all visitors. PAWS also promotes local pet-related events, activities, local adoptable pets, alerting the public about lost-and-found pets as well as volunteering in search efforts and working with the Greenwich Animal Control. The organization has a thriving Facebook Group community that acts as a resource for area pet-owners, encouraging discussion about pet-related topics including promoting appropriate dog behavior, town rules and providing recommendations and information regarding pet-related services in town.
“We’ve been working hand in hand with the Town of Greenwich for many months, thus we are excited to announce an official partnership as we work towards the goal of making Greenwich an exceptional community that it both welcoming and safe for all residents, whether they are pet owners, or not,” states Jessica DelGuercio, Founder of PAWS of Greenwich. “We’ve heard the concerns, praises and numerous viewpoints from the community regarding dog and owner behavior and the lack of education related to town leash laws and pet owner regulations. We hope that our efforts educating and promoting appropriate behavior, owner responsibilities and town laws, that we will help decrease the number of dog-related conflicts, and neighbors’ concerns.