WE are appealing
to dog owners to help keep our streets, parks and open spaces clean.
While the vast majority of owners act conscientiously to clean up after their
pets, a minority are allowing them to foul public areas leading to the
all-too-familiar horror of dog poo on shoes, pushchair wheels, sports equipment
and so on.
litter pickers regularly encounter dog bags thrown into bushes and then have the
unpleasant task of retrieving them and arranging proper disposal.
Ideally, dog walkers should train their pets to toilet in a suitable area before
leaving home. When in public areas, a biodegradable dog bag should be used to
clean up and then be deposited in the nearest dog bin. Where no bin is available
the dog bag should be taken home for disposal or double wrapped and placed in an
ordinary litter bin.
There are also health hazards associated with dog fouling and owners are
strongly urged to have their pets wormed on a regular basis.
fouling is not only anti-social but also an offence for which a penalty can be
So please "Bag it and Bin it".
Mary Dodd, Nantwich Litter Group Publicity