Early-bird wardens catch Workington dog fouling culprits
Last updated at 20:58, Thursday, 17 May 2012
On a cold, grey morning with the birds still singing in the trees, Allerdale council’s environmental wardens and street scene officers pound the pavements in a bid to rid the streets of dog mess.
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Looks like I'll have to get up earlier and let my dog foul before 6.30am. Fancy putting the time they start on the net. Who writes these articles? I think it's a great idea. Dog poo is a real bio hazard to young children and adults who don't wash their hands. Do the right thing people, it's not hard if you take your dog out take take a plastic bag and pick up its poo. Cheap handwarmers!!
The thing is Newby, you are wholly wrong about dog poo containing "things" which "cause blindness". I've said before, it's only dog poo from a dog not wormed, with a certain type of parasite which, if applied directly to an eyeball would cause a problem. Granted a child falling, putting their hand in it then putting their hand in their eye IF it is infected poo would have a problem. However, it is extremely rare. Anyway, horse poo attracts flies which may well have walked on infected dog poo so lets not get into the realms of silliness now. Poo is poo, and it's unpleasant and should be cleaned up but you won't get full compliance. I would rather clean up after any animal than members of our own species who leave the pavements in a far worse state after a night on the tiles. What about a "clean up your vomit" campaign? No, that's clearly silly I guess! Let's carry one picking on dogs then.
I agree with Jay.As i have said in a earlier e-mail on this topic.
While a do agree that dog owners should clean up after their dogs (of which i am one, and do clean up)
This topic has just got way out of hand, with people saying, what about horses etc.On a different note, i would say, what about people who drop chewing gum and fag ends, i know, not the same as dog poo, but still a problem.