Vet charity the PDSA has teamed up with the council to launch a responsible dog owner scheme said to be the first of its kind in the country.
PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) will work with local social housing providers in a bid to curb antisocial problems caused by stray dogs, barking, fouling and aggressive behaviour.
In June the PDSA mobile clinic will tour the area, while council animal welfare officers will carry out free health checks and dog micro chipping.
The ground-breaking project will provide information and advice on looking after pets and promote responsible dog ownership.
Ahead of these events staff will visit local primary schools to educate pupils on the importance of being a responsible pet owner.
PDSA Vet Nurse Jen Clarke said: “PDSA is on a mission to improve pet wellbeing, and has selected North Lanarkshire as one of just ten areas across the country to receive its intensive Pet Wellbeing Roadshow.”
She added: “ Our research highlights the importance of our visit in helping owners gain a deeper understanding of their pet’s needs, and how to meet them.”