Larnaca’s municipal dog park has turned into a gathering place for pet owners and their dogs since its inauguration earlier this year, the town’s municipality said on Monday.
In an announcement about the recently organised seminar on the coexistence of humans and animals, the municipality said that the dog park has become a gathering place for pets as well as owners.
A private Facebook group has also been created for the owners of the dogs who frequent the park.
At the park, dogs can go for walking and exercise at the specially designed training equipment.
The seminar, which was organised on Friday in the Tasos Mitsopoulos municipal parking near the dog park, aimed to raise awareness and share information on issues related to proper treatment, care and behaviour towards pets, the municipality said.
It was co-organised with the Larnaca veterinary services, the animal police and the Larnaca-Famagusta animal and bird protection association and sponsored by the Larnaca Lions Club.
The seminar was addressed by the Mayor Andreas Vyras.
Other speakers included Senior Health Inspector Androula Andronikou – Nikolaou, Veterinary Officer of Larnaca District Pavlos Papadopoulos, the President of the Famagusta-Larnaca association for the protection of animals and birds Christos Karoulas, Representative of the Police for Animals Vyron Vyronos, President of the Pancyprian Veterinary Council Kyriakos Spanoudis and Dog Behaviourist Avraam Themistokleous.
The seminar ended with a draw of various prizes offered by pet shops and other companies.