Dog dirt initiatives launched in Bray and Greystones
A NEW ANTI-dog fouling awareness campaign is calling on all dog owners in Bray to be a good ‘pet ambassador’, while their neighbours in Greystones have launched the ‘Green Dog Walkers Programme’.
Bray Municipal District and Bray.ie have launched a new awareness initiative which is asking dog owners be a good pet ambassador, bag that poo and become #LitterHeroes.
The initiative will include an outdoor poster campaign and will be also supported on the Bray. ie website and on social media.
Speaking at the launch, Bray District Ca- thaoirleach, Cllr Steven Matthews, said ‘While the vast majority of dog owners are responsible and pick up after their pets, a small amount refuse to do the right thing resulting in our local pavements, parks, sports pitches, seafront and beach blighted by dog mess, this is offensive and potentially dangerous.
‘ The aim of this initiative is to encourage all dog owners to act responsibly and have respect for their dog, their neighbours and their community,’ said Cllr Matthews.
‘It really is simple. If there isn’t a bin around or available, the dog owners should take the mess home with them. Being responsible can make a big difference. If we all work together we all can reap the benefits of a clean and tidy town.’
Last Saturday in Greystones, Tidy Towns launched an anti-dog fouling campaign called Green Dog Walkers.
The Green Dog Walkers Programme is a new initiative in the fight against dog litter. The programme is a positive, friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling.
The aim is to make people conscious of the fact that it is not ok to allow dogs to foul nor is it ok to hang dog litter bags on railings, shrubs etc.
Dog litter bags can be placed in any rubbish bin and there are numerous bins around Greystones.
There will be stands with information on becoming a Green Dog Walker situated around the town, details of where they will be can be found on the Greystones Tidy Towns website.
Tidy Towns would like as many people as possible to get involved.
For more information go to the Greystones Tidy Towns website or Facebook page. Greystones Tidy Towns can be contacted via the Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Hayes, Tatty, Cllr Tom Fortune, Niamh McAteer Tidy Towns, Cllr Jennifer Whitmore Mayor of Greystones, Marie McCooey, Cllr Derek Mitchell and Luna.
Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District Stephen Matthews with Chip and one of the new signs.