Cork County Council Launch Dog Fouling Campaign In Carrigaline
Cork County Council chose Carrigaline to launch their campaign to appeal to dog owners to keep parks and public areas free of dog foul during holidays.
On hand at the launch was Mayor of Cork County Cllr Seamus McGrath, Maura Allen of Carrigaline Tidy Towns, Dr. Mary Stack, Cork County Council, Ciara O’Mahony, Clare Brett and Ewan McDonald of Gaelcholaiste Charraig Ui Leighin.
With school holidays, the tourist season and outdoor activities in full swing during the fine weather, Cork County Council is reminding dog owners of the importance of removing any dog waste from public areas and parks. The Council has run a number of awareness campaigns in the past and now wants to reiterate the need to keep Cork’s recreational amenities and public areas clean and beautiful for all to enjoy this summer.
“We are lucky to have such a beautiful county here in Cork, with a number of public parks and recreational areas for citizens and visitors. Dog owners, and those who enjoy walking dogs, have a responsibility to manage their dog waste effectively. I would urge dog owners and walkers to take the necessary measures to pick up and remove dog litter to keep our county beautiful, clean and free of health hazards,” said Seamus McGrath, Mayor of the County of Cork.
As well as littering the county, dog foul also presents significant health risks, particularly for young children, elderly and those in wheelchairs or with disabilities. While it is always important to properly dispose of dog foul, it is all the more critical during summer months when there are larger numbers of people outdoors enjoying the good weather, visiting recreational areas and taking in the sights of Cork County.
“Owners must take responsibility for their pets, and this includes properly picking up and disposing of their dog waste when in public areas. All dog walkers should carry doggie waste bags when going out with their pet,” said Don Kelly, County Dog Warden. “We are reminding dog owners that it is an offense, carrying an on-the-spot fine, not to manage dog foul effectively. We welcome members of the public and local community to be proactive in relation to dog litter and to contact Cork County Council with details of offenders,” he added.
Cork County Council has run a number of awareness campaigns on dog fouling in the county, to ensure that people with dogs in public areas are