Poop scoop week encourages dog owners to pick up pets mess

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DOG owners in the county are being encouraged to clean up after their pets for national poop scoop week,

A survey commissioned by Dogs Trust, showed that 98 per cent of residents in the UK have stepped in dog poo.

It also reported that 97 per cent have seen dog owners leave their pets’ mess behind.

For the first time schools nationwide were invited to join Poop Scoop Week and 75,000 UK school children have already put their paws up in support. Pupils flexed their creative muscles by designing leaflets and posters for their local councils in the run up to Poop Scoop Week that remind dog owners to Bag it and Bin it.

The charity’s chief executive Clarissa Baldwin said: “Dog fouling in the Oxfordshire is an issue Dogs Trust is determined to tackle and we hope Poop Scoop Week will reinforce the importance of picking up dog poo.

“It is encouraging to see so many dog owners do carry poo bags and unfortunately it is the irresponsible dog owning minority that are giving dogs a bad name.

“We want people to be able to enjoy the clean public areas of Oxfordshire all year round and if everyone remembers the importance of picking after their dog we can make a big difference.”

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for 16,000 abandoned and unwanted dogs each year. To find out more information please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk