Forgetful dog owners bagged
DOG owners who fail to pick up after their pets are in the sights of Cottesloe rangers as Christmas and summer holiday crowds flock to the beach.
“If rangers see your dog defecating and the owner doesn’t pick it up, we will in the first instance use a warning,” ranger Neil Reeves said.
Each year, daily patrols by council staff collect about 320,000 full bags of poo from red bins on the beaches, but Mr Reeves said he expected more dog deposits left in the sand because more people would be at beaches during the holidays.
He said those who did not follow rangers’ instructions, or left dog poo repeatedly, could be fined $250.
Rangers will continue to patrol the beaches throughout summer looking for those who use the bags but “forget” to put them in the red bins on two dog beaches at South and North Cottesloe.
“People should keep their dogs on leashes before getting to the sand, so it stops their dogs running ahead into the dunes and doing their business unseen,” Mr Reeves said.
Put it in the bags and red bins, says Cottesloe ranger Neil Reeves.