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Pets’ poo paint plan to shame Whalley owners

Lancashire Telegraph: Pets’ poo paint plan to shame Whalley owners Pets’ poo paint plan to shame Whalley owners

DOG dirt in Whalley is being sprayed bright red in an attempt to shame irresponsible dog owners.

The project, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the Ribble Valley, is a joint initiative between Whalley Parish Council and Ribble Valley Borough Council.

The idea behind the scheme is to raise public awareness of the problem, and to act as an incentive for more people to report dog fouling.

Owners who do not pick up after their pets face being fined if they are reported to the council.

Efforts to highlight issues are dog dirt are being concentrated on the path between Whalley Parish Church and Whalley Church of England Primary School.

Once the dog mess has been sprayed, the fouling and soluble red spray will be left for a day before being removed by the council.

Representatives from Ribble Valley Borough Council and Walley Parish Council said that dog fouling was an issue that was of great concern to residents.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of environmental health, James Russell said: “Complaints about dog issues are the second highest received by the council each year and residents are demanding action on the issue.

“Most dog owners are responsible and pick up after their pets, but there is an irresponsible minority who do not and it is unbelievable that some are letting their pets foul near a primary school.

“We have sprayed the faeces red to highlight the problem and drum home the message that dog owners must pick up their pet poop or face the consequences.

“We would like Whalley residents to identify the offenders and tell us who they are.”

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4:35pm Thu 3 Jul 14

chammy says...

its good to highlight the problems of dog mess,but the councils need to make sure theres dog bins to put the mess in,because everywhere people are sick of walking for ages before they find a bin,and then they either dump them on residential streets or throw them in trees,when they get sick of carrying them,also if new bins are put up the council needs to get them emptied.
its good to highlight the problems of dog mess,but the councils need to make sure theres dog bins to put the mess in,because everywhere people are sick of walking for ages before they find a bin,and then they either dump them on residential streets or throw them in trees,when they get sick of carrying them,also if new bins are put up the council needs to get them emptied. chammy
  • Score: 6

5:53pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Pat Howarth says...

We have bins in Colne and they fill up quickly so are emptied twice a week....Many thanks to the people who pick up :-) But, also in Colne we have persistent offenders, one was recently fined £1,440.00 for 10 incidents...and he's still not picking up. These are the anti social, irresponsible dog owners so ...I suggest after 10 offences (or maybe even 5) and a big fine....the next action is to take the dog off him. If that's the only thing that will teach him a lesson.
There are other dog owners in my area who have been fined once/twice and still don't pick up....though some of them have learned their lesson.....and now pick up.
We'll always have anti social dog owners who may never learn...if the only way to stop them is confiscate the dog, then so be it.
We have bins in Colne and they fill up quickly so are emptied twice a week....Many thanks to the people who pick up :-) But, also in Colne we have persistent offenders, one was recently fined £1,440.00 for 10 incidents...and he's still not picking up. These are the anti social, irresponsible dog owners so ...I suggest after 10 offences (or maybe even 5) and a big fine....the next action is to take the dog off him. If that's the only thing that will teach him a lesson. There are other dog owners in my area who have been fined once/twice and still don't pick up....though some of them have learned their lesson.....and now pick up. We'll always have anti social dog owners who may never learn...if the only way to stop them is confiscate the dog, then so be it. Pat Howarth
  • Score: 5

9:45pm Thu 3 Jul 14

POW WOW says...

Not good enough.......... Just attach an address label to the number 2 in order to name and shame the irresponsible owners !!!!!!!!!!!
Not good enough.......... Just attach an address label to the number 2 in order to name and shame the irresponsible owners !!!!!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: -1

1:52pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The old faithfull says...

More homes, more dogs, more dog mess for Whalley .
More homes, more dogs, more dog mess for Whalley . The old faithfull
  • Score: 1

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