fouling our beaches' - Burnham-On-Sea dog owner
Burnham-On-Sea dog owner has urged fellow pet owners to be more
responsible and halt beach fouling after she cleaned up large amounts
of dog mess on Sunday.
Lowe, pictured, collected 10kg of dog waste and rubbish along Burnham-On-Sea
beach amid new concerns about the issue of dog fouling.
days it makes you embarrassed to be a dog owner," she told
been pretty bad recently - some dog owners just don't seem to care
if their animals foul the beach. Some even leave the poo bags for
others to clear away."
come out most days to walk our dog and bring along a big bag to
clean the beach, but it's a shame it has to be done. It's our own
only complaint with living here."
community-spirited action comes in the week that a Burnham-On-Sea
mother spoke out on social media about her disgust at finding the
town's beach littered with dog poo while walking with her children
Saunders posted a number of images on social media showing dog mess
and poo bags along the town's beach.
said: "As I walk along the beach towards the nine-legged lighthouse
all we see is poo, lots and lots of it. Why do people not pick it
says she found 17 dog poos and bags in the space of a ten minute
walk. She's urged dog owners to take more care in ensuring their
pets don't make a mess, adding: "Pick up your mess or keep
your dog at home," she said.
and Highbridge Town Council spends £24,000 a year providing
dog poo bins in the towns, including several on the town's seafront
and along paths used by dog walkers.
District Council's dog warden can hand out fines to dog owners who
allow their pets to foul public areas.
last year, 24 dog owners
on Burnham-On-Sea beach were fined for walking their pets on the
'family-friendly beach' between the jetty and Pavilion. They
received £75 fines.