The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

More war­dens to tackle dog foul­ing

- Pets · Dogs · Hobbies

SIR, – I read the ar­ti­cle (Press and Journal, April 23) on “Ir­re­spon­si­ble dog own­ers” not pick­ing up their dog’s mess as they walk their dogs.

I hap­pened to speak to one of the city war­dens when I was in the town cen­tre and was told they didn’t have enough staff to po­lice park­ing, lit­ter louts or dog foul­ing.

Stick­ing no­tices up on lamp­posts is a waste of time as those who don’t bother to pick up their dog’s mess just ig­nore them.

What we need is more city war­dens pa­trolling the streets then maybe it might re­duce the amount of mess from those ir­re­spon­si­ble dog own­ers.

On the other hand maybe the coun­cil­lors could pa­trol the ward ar­eas they are re­spon­si­ble for, then they would see what the prob­lems are at first hand.

The mess of dog foul­ing along the old rail line be­tween Gray Street and Cults is ab­so­lutely ter­ri­ble, and those re­spon­si­ble do not con­sider any­one else ex­cept them­selves.

Wil­lie Jaffray,

Craigie Park, Rose­mount, Aberdeen

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