Strokestown Tidy Town Group is launching a "Anti Dog Fouling" campaign.
Over recent weeks Core Group members, concerned residents and visitors have been keeping an eye on the level of dog fouling around Strokestown and, sadly, all have reported an increase.
The Tidy Towns Group has teamed up with Maire from Country Club Kennels, Laura from Laura's Canine Academy and Friends and the Environmental Department of Roscommon County Council to try and reduce this.
Not cleaning up after your dog has a number of implications:
HEALTH - especially for kids;
MESS - on pram/wheelchair wheels, business floors, on shoes and pavements;
OPINIONS - increasing numbers of people are visiting Strokestown … Dog Mess doesn’t encourage them to return;
POCKETS - if you don’t clean up mess left by your dog you can be fined €150 on-the-spot and/or up to €3000 if taken to court.
ALL AS A RESULT of a small number of residents and visitors not being bothered!
Strokestown Tidy Towns Group and our friends are here to help …
Both Máire and Laura will be promoting positive ownership during dogs’ time in their care, including reminding owners of associated responsibilities (i.e. picking up after your dog!!) …
We have installed Muttmitts Ireland bins in 2 locations this year and with the ongoing help of Roscommon County Council: Environmental Department (Conor, Jonathan, Annette and Danny) we’re planning for more of these to be placed around town …
We will be visiting local businesses who are supporting our efforts and we hope YOU WILL TOO!