19 May 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Co Council’s current high-impact “If they could, they would!” campaign on billboards and the social media to persuade pet owners to take a more responsible attitude to the problem of dog fouling came in for praise from the elected members at the May meeting of the local authority.

It was stated in the monthly management report: “The Environment Section will be delivering an awareness campaign on dog fouling during May, through billboards and social media outlets.

“To support the campaign a number of dog bag dispensers are to be located in known dog walking areas in the county.”

Commending those involved in the recent campaign, Sinn Féin representative Colm Carthy said the billboard and social media campaign had been very noticeable. “It is very catchy and something which can’t be ignored,” he stated.

Colm Carthy said dog fouling was a major issue affecting each town and village – it was a horrible thing to see. He was involved the previous day in a 5k walk for the Friends of Carrick Cancer, and a participant with a dog had bagged their waste but had to carry it…

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