Be a Scooperhero!

Published Tuesday, 09 June 2015

East Northamptonshire Council is supporting the Dogs Trust and Keep Britain Tidy in their latest dog fouling campaign, which reminds owners to pick up after their pooch.

The UK's largest dog welfare charity, the Dogs Trust, and Keep Britain Tidy, who work to keep our country clean, have launched the Big Scoop campaign.

The Big Scoop (15 - 21 June) is a reminder that every dog owner needs to ‘bag it and bin it.’

Together with the Dogs Trust and Keep Britain Tidy, we are encouraging people across East Northants to be a ‘scooperhero’ with your dog! It’s really easy; just follow these four easy steps:

1. BRING BAGS with you before you set off on your walk

2. BAG THE MESS if your dog has fouled, but be careful to not get any on your hands

3. BIN THE BAG in any public bin

4. CLEAN YOUR HANDS using water or hand sanitizer

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 any member of the canine community who is seen not picking up after their pooch.

To find out more and to report dog fouling online, please visit our dog fouling page.

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