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Mum’s hack to encourage pet owners to pick up their dog’s poo

Sarah wants to help dog owners be more responsible

Peter Harris

Posted 44d ago

By Kate Lally and Chiara Fiorillo


A mum was determined to get pet owners to scoop up their dog’s poo with a pioneering idea. 


Sarah Clarke, 35, said the "Bread Streets" in Dingle, are always soiled with dog muck as owners ignore the signage asking them to pick up the poo. 


She even claims that dog poo was found smeared across the pavement outside of her Liverpool home.


The mum-of-one slammed irresponsible dog walkers and said: “It’s disgusting and lazy.


“Even more so when you come out of your house in the morning to find someone has left a present from their dog’s behind two feet in front of your step.”


Sarah claims she informed Liverpool City Council about the issue several times since the beginning of last year year, the Liverpool Echo reports.


But in August 2020, she decided to do something about it.


She added: “Nothing is ever done, so I’ve taken matters into my own hands.


“I am making poo bag holders and I have attached them to the railings along Grafton Street at the bottom of Garswood Street, Charlecote Street and Sandbeck Street.


“I’ve posted on Facebook asking for people to bring their spare bags and used milk cartons so I can make more poo bag holders for the rest of the area. I’m lactose intolerant so I don't buy milk myself.


“I found the first three in a recycle bin that I decided to look in. Washed them out, sanitised them, then cut the opening and stuffed them.”


“I found the first three in a recycle bin that I decided to look in. Washed them out, sanitised them, then cut the opening and stuffed them.”


A Liverpool City Council spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the issue on the Bread Streets and have installed new bins and warning stencils on pavements, and also increased patrols by our enforcement team who issue warnings and £80 fixed penalty notices to anyone who does not pick up after their pet.


“We are continually sending the message out to dog owners that they need to take responsibility for cleaning up any mess and we applaud this resident for helping us tackle this blight to our streets.


“The street scene team will be in attendance at the meeting on the 14th and look forward to talking to residents about their concerns and hear their suggestions for working together to tackle this anti-social behaviour in the future.”



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