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Public call 'foul' on dog mess problems

Alison Comyn

Published 11/12/2013 | 05:28

THE FIRST protest walk highlighting dog fouling in the town was held over the weekend, with a small group taking to the streets to join Julie Feely in her campaign.

THE FIRST protest walk highlighting dog fouling in the town was held over the weekend, with a small group taking to the streets to join Julie Feely in her campaign.

Cllrs Frank Maher and Ciaran McKenna went along and, although aware of the increasing problem of dog owners not picking up their dog's mess, they were still surprised at how bad the issue is.

'We passed a small number of people with their little collection bags, but overall there are obviously many dog owners who are clearly ignoring their duty,' said Cllr. Maher.

'We all have to keep highlighting the issue, and get the message across, as it is not only unsightly but is a health and safety issue, especially as we are trying to encourage our children to walk to school.'

The walkers left Millmount at 2 p.m., going via Duleek St, Platin Road, Marian Park and Mount St Oliver, and Julie was delighted some people made the effort.

'It all helps to get the word out there, and we hope more people will clean up after their dogs,' she said. 'We will hold another walk in February, where more people can join us, and we can see if there is an improvement.'

Drogheda Independent

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