Two Parish Councils have begun spraying dog poo bright pink in an attempt to shame those who don’t scoop their dog’s poop.
Parish Councils in Watermead and Fairford Leys have introduced the novel technique in response to increasing numbers of people not cleaning up after their dogs. The spray used comes in a variety of neon colours, and both disinfects the area and speeds up the the biodegrading process.
Council Chairman Sue Severn said: “Dog poo left lying on pavements is deeply unhygienic, it threatens children as there are diseases you can catch from dog poo. People are entitled to their opinion, but we are trying to raise awareness and keep Watermead safe. It is very important that we do all we can to stop people doing this.”
The response to the new initiative have been mixed, with some saying it is unsightly and a waste of taxpayer’s money. Councillors noted that the bright colours made it safer for children as it’s more difficult for them not to notice it, and also that there were council bylaws around dog foul, but enforcing those would be a last resort.
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