Dog Fouling Campaign
Four Dublin Mayors join forces to combat dog fouling
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Launch of Dog Fouling Campaign 2014
Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mags Murray joined the 3 other Dublin Mayors on Wednesday 25th June in Dun Laoghaire to launch a summer campaign to combat dog fouling. Following the launch last year of a special freefone number this campaign again shows how committed the four authorities are to working together to address the dog fouling problem which affects streets, parks and open spaces across Dublin city and county. Cllr. Murray was joined by Dun Laoghaire Cathaoirleach Cllr. Marie Baker, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke and Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr. Fintan Warfield.
This campaign will see new ‘Bin the Poo’ signs put up in public spaces around Fingal and across Dublin to highlight the responsibility of dog owners to clean up after their dogs and remind them to ‘leave only paw prints’. The four authorities expect to erect 3,000 signs over the course of the year. Each local authority will also broadcast an audio message at two public locations asking dog owners to dispose of their dog waste responsibly, following a successfully trial earlier this year by Fingal County Council.
“This summer, Fingal’s beautiful parks and beaches will be very busy so this is an ideal time to remind dog owners and walkers that they must clean up after their dog”, the Mayor of Fingal said. “Your dog is your responsibility and not cleaning up after your dog is against the law”, said Cllr Murray. The Fingal Mayor was also keen to stress at today’s launch the importance of the role the public have in reporting dog fouling to help the Council issue more fines. “Most people agree that awareness campaigns and better signs will have a greater impact on changing dog owners behaviour but we are still keen to issue fines when we can”, Cllr Murray said. “We encourage members of the public to call the freefone number with as much information to identify incidents of dog fouling in public areas”, the Mayor added.
To report a dog fouling issue in the Dublin area, phone 1 800 251 500