Dog death parents in campaign

The parents of a teenager who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs are backing a new campaign aimed at preventing a similar tragedy.

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Parents launch responsible dog owner campaign

by Ashley Derricott
Michael and Shirley Anderson being shown animal microchipping at an event near their home in Atherton. Credit: Ashley Derricott/ITV Granada

Michael and Shirley Anderson being shown animal microchipping at an event near their home in Atherton.

They've campaigned for safer dogs since their 14 year old daughter Jade was mauled to death by afriend's pets earlier this year.

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Responsible dog owner campaign launched

The parents of Jade Lomas-Anderson are backing a campaign to make dog owners more responsible.

The 14 year old was maled to death in March by a pack of dogs at a friend's home in Atherton.

Today's event is the first of a series to take place across the Borough of Wigan.

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14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson died in March 2013 after dog attack Credit: Greater Manchester Police
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Michael Anderson (Jade's step-father) & Shirley Anderson (Jade's mum) pose with campaign supporters. Credit: Wigan Council

The first awareness day will be held outside the Dorset Road Community Centre in Atherton today close to where Jade was attacked.

The event will start at 1pm and continue until 6pm.

Dog owners are invited to attend and seek advice.

Council officers and Blue Cross staff will hand out leaflets, dog bags and free neutering vouchers.

Owners will also be able to get their dog microchipped for free.

Meanwhile, the owner of the dogs that attacked Jade has been charged with animal cruelty offences.

Beverley Concannon, 45, of Almond Grove, Worsley Hall, Wigan, has been charged with three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

She will appear at Wigan Magistrates' Court on Tuesday October 1.