Pet Friendly Holiday – drinking water for pets crossing on Gozo Channel
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Pet Friendly Holiday is a new initiative being launched by the Ministry for Gozo through the Animal Welfare Department Gozo.
Visitors crossing over to Gozo with their pets between the 11th and 18th of August – the popular feast of Santa Marija – will be provided with drinking water for pets at both Gozo Channel ferry terminals of Cirkewwa and Mgarr, to help them find some relief from this intense summer heat.
For the first time, every person crossing from Malta to Gozo, will be issued with a pet ticket, which must be presented to Gozo Channel officials. Pet owners will also be given an information leaflet about their care in hot weather.
The Gozo Ministry said that statistics will be compiled on the number of pets crossing on Gozo Channel during that week, this will start from the 11th of August.
Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana, during a visit to the offices of the Animal Welfare section in Gozo, said, “today everyone is aware of their duties and rights in transporting pets. It is our right as a Ministry to continue to provide more information to the general public on the treatment of their pets – which are also their friends – in the best possible way.”
The Minister stressed that this is just one of the initiatives planned for the future in raising awareness and love for your pets.