New campaign against dog fouling in Galway County

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Galway Daily news New scheme tackling dog fouling

Galway County Council has launched a new anti-dog fouling initiative aimed at people walking their dogs.

The ‘Green Dog Walkers’ scheme aims to emphasise that dog fouling is the responsibility of the dog owner/walker and that they must clean up after their dog.

Dog owners and dog walkers in Co. Galway are invited to register for the scheme, and they will receive a complimentary high-viz vest and a ‘doggie bone’ poop-bag dispenser with a roll of bags.

The scheme was launched by Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Moegie Maher last week, along with Cllr Shelley Herterich Quinn, who both signed up.

The Green Dog Walkers scheme is a positive, pro-active, non -confrontational, friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling, which has already been rolled out in other parts of the country.

The scheme consists of dog owners and dog walkers committing to clean up after their dog, and to being a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dog, while at no time being aggressive or confrontational about the issue.

By signing up to the scheme you have ‘Taken the Pledge’ to always clean up after your dog, to carry extra doggie bags and to gladly give others a bag for their dog if they ask for one.

Interactive application forms for the scheme can be found online, and emailed to environment@galwaycoco.ie or downloaded here and posted to the council environment section at County Hall.