Vol­un­teers sought to high-vis spray paint town’s dog dirt

The Oban Times - - News -

AN OBAN dog foul­ing group is plan­ning to spray dog dirt with flu­o­res­cent paint, in an aim to high­light its cause, writes Steven Rae.

Oban Com­mu­nity Ac­tion on Dog Foul­ing is or­gan­is­ing a media launch with its part­ner agen­cies, with the paint­ing of poo part of the agenda.

The launch will be on Mon­day, Au­gust 31, with a time and lo­ca­tion still to be con­firmed.

Oban com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor, Julie McKen­zie, who is a found­ing mem­ber of the group, said: ‘The aim is to cause a high vis­i­bil­ity com­mu­nity pres­ence that sends out a clear mes­sage in the lo­cal area that dog foul­ing is not ac­cept­able and we, as a com­mu­nity, are ac­tively do­ing some­thing about it.

‘The spray paint­ing is a tech­nique that has been used else­where and has worked very ef­fec­tively in high­light­ing the is­sue.’

The com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor added: ‘The cam­paign has the full back­ing of our part­ner agen­cies, in­clud­ing Po­lice Scot­land and Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil.’

The group is look­ing for a team of vol­un­teers to go out and spray paint any dog dirt they see in the week of the launch and, in par­tic­u­lar, on the morn­ing of the 31st.

More in­for­ma­tion about the cam­paign will be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks.

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