pet shop gives its support to new dog fouling group
town centre pet shop in Burnham-On-Sea has this week given its
backing to a new community group in the town which aims to tackle
Pet Shop on Burnham-On-Sea High Street is supporting Burnham Pooper
Troopers, whom we recently featured here.
the owner of the pet shop, is going to supply pooper scooping
strong and sturdy bags, so the group can hand them out to dog
owners when out on their beach patrols. She is also donating free
scoopers to the group.
The Burnham Pooper Troopers are a group of local residents including
dog owners, dog trainers and vets that have volunteered their
time and energy to take action on dog fouling to help improve
Burnham's bathing waters.
also hope to help keep Burnham-On-Sea's beaches clean for everyone
group - which has its own slogan of If your dog poops, clear
it up. Coz we dont want to pick it up! - wants
to encourage dog owners to take responsibility and pick up after
Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset is helping to co-ordinate the
group and is currently applying for funding in order to buy branded
tabards and other resources, so the group can be recognisable
when they are conducting their weekly patrols.
patrols will include the group handing out free poo bags, promoting
responsible dog ownership and helping to spread the word about
the importance of picking up after your dog.
pilot patrols will kick off after a Big Poop Scoop,
which will provide a good starting platform. It will take place
after funding has been secured.
"As a local dog training instructor, promoting responsible
dog ownership is at the very height of my agenda, along with serving
my community. I am forever hearing about the local dog fouling
problem and now I can finally help do something about it. I'm
quite excited actually, said Carrie-Ann New of Tricky Paws.
have seen so much dog mess left about, we feel enough is enough!"
added local dog owners, Peter and Elaine Stanbridge.
resident Philip Sharp said: "I was tired of seeing dog poo
bags hanging in trees and hedgerows near my house. I want to start
helping to educate people that this behaviour isnt good
enough and it needs to be sorted. I want clean and safe seas that
people want to swim in."
you want to join the Burnham Pooper Troopers or to support them,
get in contact via Facebook here.