REGISTER AS A "GREEN DOG WALKER"
Thu, 21 Jul 2022 15:24:00 BST
Galway County Council Anti-Dog Fouling Campaign
Green Dog Walkers Scheme
Pro-actively changing attitudes about dog fouling in Co. Galway
Educating and influencing the behaviour of dog owners regarding dog fouling will be to the fore as Galway County Council launch the “Green Dog Walkers Scheme” as an addition to its on-going Anti-Dog Fouling Campaign. The campaign continues to emphasise that dog fouling is the responsibility of the dog owner/walker and that they must clean up after their dog.
Dog owners and dog walkers in Co. Galway are invited to register as “Green Dog Walkers” in this scheme.
The Green Dog Walkers scheme is a positive, pro-active, non -confrontational, friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling in Co. Galway. The programme has been rolled out in many parts of Ireland and has proven very successful. The scheme consists of dog owners and dog walkers committing to clean up after their dog, and to being a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dog, while at no time being aggressive or confrontational about the issue. An information leaflet about the scheme and a pledge form are available.
What does it mean when you sign up?
When you sign up to the scheme you will be sent a complimentary Green Dog Walkers high-viz vest and a ‘doggie bone’ poop-bag dispenser with a roll of bags.
By signing up to the scheme you have ‘Taken the Pledge’ to always clean up after your dog, to carry extra doggie bags and to gladly give others a bag for their dog if they ask for one. By wearing the Green Dog Walkers high-viz vest you are indicating that you are a responsible dog-owner participating in and supporting the Green Dog Walkers scheme, and a contact for others who might want information about the scheme.
We encourage everyone to support the campaign as this will make it more effective. Higher participation will lead to a greater impact in tackling the dog fouling problem in our county. Most dog owners are very responsible but there are instances of dog fouling on our streets and in green spaces, and it is detrimental to the health of all. It is very upsetting for the public when the dog waste goes on shoes, wheelchairs or buggies!
Want to join the Green Dog Walkers scheme?
Galway County Council
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