KC calls for vigilance after terror attacks
AFTER the recent terror attacks which have shaken the nation the Kennel Club has asked for vigilance at dog shows.
At a time when the current threat level of a terror attack in the UK is ‘severe’, Kathy Moore, of the breed shows team at the KC, has written to show secretaries reminding them of the importance of security at canine events.
The letter says: “In light of recent events the KC would like to issue a reminder to all societies of the importance of security at dog shows.”
It goes on to say that due to the nature of dog shows and the quantity of paraphernalia exhibitors bring it would be extremely difficult for show organisers to take on the issue of security alone.
The letter continues: “We would reiterate the advice being given by the police and security services, that everyone in the UK should remain vigilant and this applies equally to those organising and taking part in dog shows.”
The letter concludes by saying that societies should provide robust notification informing exhibitors of where to report should they see anything suspicious or of concern, and of the evacuation procedures in place.