Swan watchers’ plea to keep dogs under control in Wanstead Park


Volunteers who help monitor the well-being of swans in Wanstead Park have urged dog owners to keep their pets under control, especially when the lakes are frozen.

“Earlier this month, many of the park’s lakes were iced over. The swans prefer to be on the banks away from the ice, but if they are panicked and run on the ice, they can acquire nasty injuries from skidding, and reaching them is tricky and dangerous for the rescuer. The ice is also risky for dogs if they run out after the birds,” said a spokesperson for The Swan Sanctuary.

Author: Editor