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27% Increase In Dog Poo Complaints To Dublin City Council

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01:32 7 Apr 2021


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The number of complaints lodged to Dublin City Council about dog fouling has risen 27 per cent in the past 12 months.

The council has launched the second part of their campaign to discourage dog-fouling.

It includes a digital, radio and video campaign.

Aptly titled 'Dog Poo, It’s Everybody’s Business', it's the second part of the anti-dog poo campaign.

It includes the introduction of speakers to “dog poo black spots”.

The council says they will encourage dog owners to pick up after their pet.

DCC Says Fines Didn't Work

The Head of Advocacy at NCBI, June Tinsley says the city is too slow in handing out fines:

"There's been a low number of fines imposed, we feel that more should be done in this area."

But the council’s Litter Prevention Officer Margaret Lillis says they tried that.

She says they were issuing more fines several years ago - but it didn't work.

"The problem is getting people to change their behaviour."

A recent Behaviour & Attitudes for Dogs Trust survey revealed that 96% of dog owners claimed they do pick up.

People who leave dog waste behind them are subject to a €150 fine under the Litter Pollution Act.


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