Dog owners are being urged to be ‘scooperheroes’ to help keep the area where they live clear of dog mess.
East Northamptonshire Council is supporting the Dogs Trust and Keep Britain Tidy in their latest dog fouling campaign to remind owners to pick up after their pet.
It is unpleasant to see it lying around and it’s even more unpleasant to step inCouncil leader Steven North
The UK’s largest dog welfare charity, the Dogs Trust, and Keep Britain Tidy, who work to keep the country clean, have launched the Big Scoop campaign.
The Big Scoop, running from June 15 to June 21, aims to remind every dog owner that they need to ‘bag it and bin it.’
Together with the Dogs Trust and Keep Britain Tidy, the council is encouraging people across East Northants to be a ‘scooperhero’ with their dog.
Owners are encouraged to take bags with them, bag the mess and then put the bag in any public bin.
Steven North, leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “While the vast majority of dog owners are responsible and pick up after their pets, a small minority refuse to do the right thing.
“This means that our pavements and parks can be scattered with dog mess, which is offensive and potentially dangerous.
“It is unpleasant to see it lying around and it’s even more unpleasant to step in.
“I’m pleased to support this campaign to ensure this mess ends up safely in the bin.”
The East Northamptonshire Council dog warden patrols the district five days a week and will fine anyone who is seen not picking up after their dog.
To find out more and to report dog fouling online, go to www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/dogfouling.