Yes, you read that right – Dogs Trust’s National Poop Scoop Week 2011 runs from 25 July to 31 July. It aims to encourage responsible dog ownership and remind dog owners to ‘Bag it & Bin it’ – not just for one week but all year round.
While the majority of dog owners are responsible and pick up after their dog, a careless few are still giving dogs a bad name. Local authorities receive thousands of complaints about dog mess every year so Dogs Trust is urging all dog owners to be responsible and where possible to ‘Bag it and Bin it’:
• Bag it – Carefully turn the plastic bag inside out and your dogs mess will then be ‘bagged’.
• Bin it – Dispose of your bag in a ‘Poop’ bin. Contrary to popular belief, dog waste can also be put into a public litter bin if a specific dog waste bin is not provided.
This year Dogs Trust is asking for the help and support of local schools, too. It hopes the ‘dog owners of tomorrow’ will join the campaign and spread the word in their communities. Go to www.poopscoopweek.co.uk for more information.