Dog dis­gust

McIvor Times - - HEATHCOTE WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL -

AS A vis­i­tor to Heath­cote for the past four weeks, it is with dis­may and dis­gust that we walk our dog along the paths be­side McIvor Creek and Bar­rack St foot­path and see first­hand the amount of dog doo left be­hind by ir­re­spon­si­ble dog own­ers.

On the bi­tu­men path be­hind the town pool, there reg­u­larly seems to be dog doo drop­pings ev­ery three or four me­tres. Bar­rack St foot­path also seems to have its fair share of drop­pings ei­ther on the grass or con­crete path. It does not ap­pear to be an iso­lated in­ci­dent, as fresh drop­pings seem to ap­pear on a daily ba­sis.

Per­haps coun­cil should place doggy bags along walk­ing paths or send a com­pli­ance of­fi­cer to th­ese ar­eas to check and en­sure that all pet own­ers are do­ing the right thing.

It is a shame that a small mi­nor­ity ruin walks for oth­ers. Heath­cote and sur­rounds is such a beau­ti­ful place to visit only to be shamed by this type of be­hav­iour. R B Mac­Don­ald

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