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