Why don’t we have doggy bag dispenses in our parks?
I’ve just come back from a holiday in Austria, which has to be a dog lovers country – there’s no end of dogs accompanying their owners everywhere.
But however hard I tried I couldn’t find any evidence of these dogs leaving a poo anywhere. Now, either Austrian dogs don’t do poos or there’s another explanation.
Somehow I think part of the answer is due to the fact that in every place a dog is likely to take a dump, there was a poo bag dispenser nearby. These machines either sold or dispensed free biodegradable poo bags so there’s no excuse for the owner not to have the means of disposal.
I’ve seen similar dispensers by the Cow and Calf in Ilkley, so why not in South Leeds? They could be maintained by voluntary groups along the same lines that Beeston in Bloom maintain the flower boxes around the area, with funding from the council to provide the machines and the doggy bag refills.
This article was written by David Florence using our Community Reporters website