Corby dog walkers encouraged to clear up after pets

Posters are to be put up in Corby to encourage dog walkers to clear up after their pets
Posters are to be put up in Corby to encourage dog walkers to clear up after their pets

Posters are to be put up in Corby to encourage dog walkers to clear up after their pets.

Corby Council will be displaying posters around top dog walking areas to encourage the minority of dog owners who do not clean up after their pet to do so, and remind everybody of the health risks behind leaving dog waste on our streets and parks.

Officers from Corby Council’s environmental services team will spray dog waste in these areas in bright, stand out colours to encourage irresponsible dog owners to change their behaviour.

After achieving a 56 per cent reduction of dog fouling in Oakley Vale earlier this year, Corby Council is working to achieve even higher results and will be expanding the campaign to Priors Hall and the West Glebe Park tomorrow (Friday, April 29).

The aim is to raise awareness around dog fouling and the risk of infection it can cause particularly to children playing in parks.

Throughout the dog fouling campaign, water-based, environmentally-friendly spray is used, and all dog fouling is cleared away once the campaign has finished.

The issue will then be closely monitored following the event in the hope the amount of dog waste left on the streets decreases.

Environmental officers will patrol the areas to catch dog fouling offenders, and will be giving those that they see picking up behind their dogs a ticket to enter them in to a prize draw with various prizes to be won.

Responsible dog owners will also have the chance to be entered into the prize draw through Twitter.

Simply follow the new Recycle for Corby page @RecycleforCorby where details on how to get involved will be posted.

To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy’s latest Dog Fouling Campaign visit, www.keepbritaintidy.org.