For the second year the charity is urging schools nationwide to support the awareness week and ‘put their paws up for poop scoop.’ Last year 75,000 children did just this and it is hoped that this year even more dog owners of the future will support the campaign.
Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust CEO said:
“Dog fouling is an issue Dogs Trust is determined to tackle and we hope Poop Scoop Week will reinforce the importance of picking up dog poo.
“We hope that by getting the support of children around the country we can shape the future of dog ownership. We want people to be able to enjoy clean public areas all year round and if everyone remembers the importance of picking after their dog we can make a big difference.”
Councillor Gareth Roberts, Gwynedd Council’s Environment Portfolio Cabinet Member, added:
“Gwynedd Council is very happy to support the Dogs Trust’s annual campaign. It is an essential part of raising awareness among some dog owners of their responsibility for the health and welfare of others, as well as reminding them that failing to clean up after a dog in a public place is a criminal offence, which carries a fine of up to £1,000.”
Dog fouling is a problem that the Dogs Trust charity and Gwynedd Council are determined to tackle. The campaign slogan ‘Bag it and Bin it’ is a simple reminder to all dog owners:
BAG IT – Once your dog’s poop has been scooped, carefully turn the plastic bag inside out and your dogs mess will then be 'bagged'.
BIN IT - Dispose of your bag in any litter bin provided (don’t leave it lying around). Contrary to popular belief, dog waste can be put into a public litter bin if a specific dog waste bin is not provided.
To show your support, and sign-up your school please visit; www.poopscoopweek.co.uk