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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #150 on: August 23, 2008, 03:37:41 pm »
Just back from Walk One and noticed that someone has pinned posters to a couple of fence posts along the way, urging dog owners to take their dog’s faeces home with them.

A warning to those reading this while they are eating, some may find the following images put them off their tea.


The posters reads…

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NORTH MYMMS ESTATE HAS
 BEEN A BEAUTIFUL WALK FOR
CENTURIES…

UNTIL SOMEONE RECENTLY
ELFISHLY STARTED A TREND
OF HANGING UP DOG FAECES IN
TREES AND ON FENCES IN
NON-DEGRADABLE PLASTIC
BAGS!

WHY?

NOBODY COLLECTS
THEM
SO
TAKE THEM HOME WITH
YOU!!!!!!!!!


NOTICE WILL BE REMOVED IN TWO WEEKS TIME


It’s easy to see what whoever wrote the poster is concerned about.








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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #151 on: August 23, 2008, 06:17:00 pm »
GROSS! >:(
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #152 on: August 23, 2008, 11:54:24 pm »
sorry Cassie, I agree, but it's a reality.

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #153 on: August 24, 2008, 07:46:14 am »
sorry Cassie, I agree, but it's a reality.

 :-\

Sorry, I was referring to the person / people who do this - not you for putting the photos on! ;)
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #154 on: August 26, 2008, 12:07:48 pm »
I am angry after finding Dog faeces on my mother front lawn and today someone had let their dog deficate  behind my car which was parked on drive. I have been looking after afriends dog and walk around Westlands drive and Oakland Ave, always picking up any mess the dog had made. However, I was shocked to find on one walk (Pine Grove) that someone had let their dog go to  toilet on someone's property. other mess was on the grass verge. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!...If I catch the person responsible for the mess on my mother's lawn and Drive I will rub their face in it. not the dog the person!
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #155 on: August 26, 2008, 12:16:19 pm »
We have a problem with this too - at the back of the flats on Bradmore Green - there are 2 households who frequently let their dogs foul without clearing it up (or taking the dogs for "proper" walks.  These people have no shame - they can see me watching them and are not at all embarrassed by it.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #156 on: August 26, 2008, 12:26:02 pm »
Well then Carrie something more drastic has to be done! If shame does not work other methods might!
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #157 on: August 26, 2008, 12:29:01 pm »
I sense a Carrie and Ann campaign about to launch. If you do, can one of you write a story for the front page of the site, please?

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #158 on: August 27, 2008, 01:28:42 pm »
I am tempted to put a photo of the offender/s on the front page see if that will do the trick!

Seriously though I have a camera handy... I am on 'the war path' but do not tend to go over the top. Confrontation is not always a wise move and infact could exacerbate the problem.
However, I just don't understand the mentality of the person.
Perhaps it is my upbringing I was taught to respect other people's property( and don't do to others what you don't want done to you.)
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #159 on: August 27, 2008, 02:03:48 pm »

However, I just don't understand the mentality of the person.
Perhaps it is my upbringing I was taught to respect other people's property( and don't do to others what you don't want done to you.)


Can you imagine if mums emptied the contents of babies nappies all over the place - the names they would be called - and quite rightly and yet some people think its ok to let their dogs mess anywhere.  It drives me mad >:(

Found this earlier in the thread - couldn't agree more
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #160 on: August 28, 2008, 10:48:04 am »
It is extremely difficult to prosecute a dog owner when the love of their life leaves a message.  And they know it !

I would love to rub the face of the owner in the 'message' so that they get the message, but I would be the one to be arrested.  That is the political climate nowadays, unfortunatley.  I feel very sorry for the police who have to enforce todays inverted priorities. 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #161 on: September 02, 2008, 03:41:06 pm »
Yesterday as I drove into my mothers drive I saw a dog going to the toilet  on the grass verge. The person in question simply asked me if I had a bag to put the offending matter in and I obliged. I did tell them about the problem with dog mess and the on going discussion Re:- web site. Lets hope they remember to take a bag next time.
 
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #162 on: September 02, 2008, 07:10:48 pm »
At least they asked for a bag and didn't just leave it there.  Wonder what they would have done if you hadn't driven in at that time.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #163 on: September 03, 2008, 02:32:08 pm »
I dread to think Cassie. Still at least they offered to clean it up!  I am also pleased that it did not end in any unpleasantness. However I still get angry when people do not clean up after their dogs.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #164 on: September 04, 2008, 10:41:48 am »
Legally you need to pass a driving test before you can drive a vehilce on your own.  Why not bring back dog licences but with a test to be passed before you are allowed to own a dog?  The test would include cleaning up any 'messages'.  That might put off some people.    :o

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #165 on: September 04, 2008, 11:00:19 am »
I still think dog nappies could help. Click here for more info and details how to buy them.



That, or train the dog to clear up after itself.



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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #166 on: September 04, 2008, 12:04:49 pm »

LOL!!!!!     ;D
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #167 on: December 22, 2008, 07:47:03 am »
Will the older gentleman who walks his cocker spaniel through the village every day beween 6-6.30am, please pick up his dog's mess that is left opposite the Brookmans in the kerb , as this normally only picked up when someone asks him to. This is a major crossing point on everyones route to and from the station with the obvious unpleasent results.
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2009, 08:12:39 am »
For the few remaining dog owners who still think it's okay to let their dogs foul on the pavement and to leave it there. Please consider the school kids and office workers who, during these dark mornings and evenings, have to walk where your pet has soiled. In the light they can spot the mess and navigate around it; in the dark it is not that easy. Think about where they are going to clean the mess off their shoes if they are rushing for a train or going to class. Also, consider the health risk of a pupil having to try to clean up in school without protective gloves and disinfectant.  Think about the poor sod who has to sit on a train with remnants on his or her shoe. Just think about it. It really is unacceptable behaviour. I know it's a minority who allow their pets to foul the pavement and don't clear up, and I know most local dog owners carry bags and do clean up, but it's the minority of dog owners who are totally oblivious of others who are causing the problem.

[Rant over, I realise those who let this happen probably don't read this forum, but needed to get that off my chest after an extremely unpleasant incident this morning]

 >:(

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2009, 01:27:17 pm »
[ but needed to get that off my chest after an extremely unpleasant incident this morning]

 >:(

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hope it wasn't on your chest David  :o :icon_scratch:
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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2009, 01:44:01 pm »
hope it wasn't on your chest David  :o :icon_scratch:

 :)

No, my shoe.

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2009, 09:33:56 pm »
But if it was this morning (-3C) it might have dented your toe but surely would not have defrosted?
Confucius he say "a dog is for life not just for Christmas Dinner"
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #172 on: January 14, 2009, 10:25:15 pm »
The weather wasnt the only thing that was fresh this morning ;D
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #173 on: January 15, 2009, 08:00:44 am »
But if it was this morning (-3C) it might have dented your toe but surely would not have defrosted?

Don't worry, there is a fresh supply most mornings. Speaking of which, take extra care walking down Moffats this morning (north side, odd numbers).

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #174 on: March 14, 2009, 06:24:51 pm »
Same tall older gentleman who wears a hat and walks a cocker spanial every morning , leaves the dogs mess on pavement opposite the Brookmans just where the school bus leaves from. When asked to clean up (politely) replied "don't tell me what to do".
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #175 on: March 14, 2009, 09:22:28 pm »
Take a photograph of him and his dog mid-performance, then a second photo of him walking away and leaving it, and mail it to our local PC!

 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #176 on: March 15, 2009, 08:30:09 am »
Take a photograph of him and his dog mid-performance, then a second photo of him walking away and leaving it, and mail it to our local PC!


Great idea and when he (politely) asks you not to do that - just reply "don't tell me what to do"!! ;) :)
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #177 on: July 28, 2009, 01:49:17 pm »
Moffats Lane was particularly bad this morning - the pavement on the odd numbered side near the number 50s

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #178 on: July 28, 2009, 08:42:23 pm »
Another big pile outside my parents house in Calder Avenue. I wonder how much the owner of the dog would like it if I 'performed' on his or her front lawn.  >:D
 

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Re: Dog mess and the health risks
« Reply #179 on: August 18, 2009, 10:41:07 am »
Back at the end of July when this subject was exercising the local population, I sent a freedom of information request to WelHat council asking how many people had been prosecuted for dog fouling and whether they had authorised PCSOs to issue fixed penalty tickets. (The law allows PCSOs to if they have the consent of the local authority).

Here is the relevant part of the reply.



Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s client team have not prosecuted anyone for dog fouling in the Borough to date.
To our knowledge the PCSO’s have not prosecuted anyone either.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough has not authorised them to issue fixed penalty notices.

Ian Colyer
Freedom of Information Officer
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council


 

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