Jade’s Campaign launched

DOG owners turned out in force to support the launch of a new campaign in memory of a tragic teenager.

Michael and Shirley Anderson, the stepdad and mum of 14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson, who died after being mauled by a pack of dogs, launched Jade’s Campaign to promote responsible dog ownership.

Michael and Shirley Anderson at the launch of the new dangerous dogs campaign

Michael and Shirley Anderson at the launch of the new dangerous dogs campaign

The event, held at an Atherton community centre on the estate where Jade lived, offered dog owners free microchipping and leads and the opportunity to find out about pet care issues ranging from neutering to behavioural training.

Jade’s Campaign aims to bring in tougher sentences for dog attacks and wants to ensure all dogs are microchipped and always kept on leads when in public.

The launch was supported by Blue Cross and Wigan Council, and similar events are planned across the borough over the next few months.