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Public outcry over dog dirt spurs Cllr to ask for policy review

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Public outcry over dog dirt spurs Cllr to ask for policy review thumbnailAn overflowing dog foul bin at the top of Atlantic Avenue in Ballycastle. Residents are up in arms over “irresponsible” dog owners not clearing up after their pets, but could the specified bins be emptied more often?

A SINN Féin Councillor plans to bring a motion to Council asking them to review their strategy on dog fouling after public uproar at the weekend.
One local mother took to social media to blast "irresponsible dog owners" who let their pets do their business all over pavements and grass areas and neglect to clean up after them, resulting in children standing in it.
The irate woman added: "Dog owners who don't pick up the dirt need to be fined more regularly than is currently happening, the streets are littered with it and it's really disgusting."
The woman's sentiments were echoed by other locals who agreed that a few dog owners were giving more responsible owners a bad name.
In response, Ballycastle and Glens Sinn Féin Councillor, Cara McShane, has said she will table a motion requesting a review of Council's strategy in tackling dog fouling.

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