AFL Outer East is reminding footy patrons to leave their pets at home on game-days.
The league is calling on local clubs to tighten up how they enforce the rules regarding allowing pets into grounds.
A post on the AFL Outer East Facebook page read, “We all love our pets, but crowded places are not the best for them.”
The post referred to a recent case of a young supporter being bitten by a dog at the football.
An AFL Outer East spokesperson said that the rules are reliant on clubs manning their gates vigilantly, but more importantly on spectators respecting the rules and the rights of other patrons to feel comfortable whilst enjoying weekend sport.