Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, is calling on schools across the country to support the ‘Paws up for Poop Scoop’ campaign during National Poop Scoop Week (11-17 June 2012). The campaign encourages dog owners to demonstrate responsible ownership and pick up after their pets.
The campaign slogan ‘Bag it and Bin it’ is a simple reminder to all dog owners…
BAG IT – Once your dog’s poop has been scooped, carefully turn the bag inside out and your dog’s mess will then be ‘bagged’.
BIN IT – Dispose of your bag in any litter bin (don’t leave it lying around). Contrary to popular belief, dog waste can be put into a public litter bin if a specific dog waste bin is not provided.
Failing to pick up after your dog can result in an on-the-spot fine of up to £1,000 and prosecution under the Fouling of Land Act 1996.
For more information and to show your support please visit http://www.poopscoopweek.co.uk/