Our Scoop It Up campaign, which is targeting dog fouling in South Leeds, is already having an impact.
Remember we mentioned last week about problems with dog fouling on streets leading to the parks where they’re due to be walked?
One reader has already reported problems anonymously to Leeds City Council via website Fix My Street:
“I am disgusted at the amount of dog fouling along the streets in Cross Flatts, along Wooler Road outside St Anthony’s School and along Barkly Road towards Old Lane / Co-op. You cannot walk along the streets around Cross Flatts without dog muck being within every six foot on the path.”
And South Leeds Life received this email for a local woman who was walking her own dog in Middleton Park:
“I was walking my own dog over the weekend when I say a bloke with his Staffy. He let it do its business right in the path around the lake. I was really angry and I remembered South Leeds Life’s dog muck campaign so I felt brave and shouted to him to scoop it up.
“He turned to me and said he was sorry, but he’d forgotten his bag. Ne seemd alright, so I lent him one of my bags. He went back and scooped it up.
“I know people will say you shouldn’t tackle people yourself, but you can’t just let things pass. You have to stand up for yourself and the community – and the bloke was actually quite nice.”
Love dogs? Hate dog fouling? If you know of someone who persistently fails to pick up after their pet, report them – telephone 0113 222 4407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also report problems to the council through the wonderful Fix My Street website.
You can also help South Leeds Life map where the biggest problems with dog fouling are by adding problem areas to our interactive map.