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Council’s Don’t Give Dogs a Bad Name campaign marks dog foul!

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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is asking everyone to prevent giving dogs throughout the Borough a ‘bad name’ by cleaning up after them with the new ‘Don’t Give Dogs A Bad Name’ campaign which commenced two weeks ago.

Council is very happy with the public’s support in this dog foul campaign across the Borough. A particular highlight of this week was the elimination of dog foul outside one primary school in the Borough, which had previously suffered from dog fouling the week before.

The Mayor commented, ‘I am delighted that the public are getting behind the campaign. The health effects of dog foul should make anyone walking a dog bag it and bin it.

“There has been plenty of support for the campaign with members of the public coming up to dog wardens and enforcement officers to comment that leaving dog foul behind ‘is disgraceful’.

“I encourage all residents and visitors to the Borough to clean up after their dog and to report all incidents of dog fouling to keep the Borough clean of dog foul for everyone.”

Enforcement officers will be leaving a visual reminder on the street where a dog fouls, in the form of paint. After the dog foul is circled with paint, the Cleansing staff remove the dog foul on the streets that have been identified in the campaign. The identified heavily fouled local streets and areas for additional patrols are: North Road and Headlands Avenue, Ballymoney; Moyle Road and Atlantic Avenue, Ballycastle; Station Road, Dungiven; Scroggy Road, Limavady; Girona Avenue, Portrush; and Mountsandel Road, Coleraine.

So far, in the campaign, one fixed penalty has been issued by Council. Dog fouling is antisocial, and this white paint will be left as a visual reminder of where the Cleansing Department has come along and cleaned dog foul on streets identified in the campaign.

To report dog fouling please contact Council’s Environmental Services Department on 028 7034 7171 or email [email protected]

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