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Mother calls out 'lazy' dog owners in new campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:12 29 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:05 29 April 2019

Evie Scott, 6, and Toby Scott, 5, are calling on dog owners to pick up dog poo. Picture: Contributed by Rosalind Moore

Evie Scott, 6, and Toby Scott, 5, are calling on dog owners to pick up dog poo. Picture: Contributed by Rosalind Moore

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A mother has urged "lazy" dog owners to clean up their pets' mess, as she launches her 'boo to dog poo' campaign.

Rosalind Moore said: Rosalind Moore said: "“I don’t want to be cleaning off my daughter’s shoes everyday". Picture: Contributed

Rosalind Moore, from Loddon, was tired of picking up dog waste on the streets, so she decided it was to make a difference and launch a campaign.

The mother-of-two has been calling out dog owners who don't pick up the dog poo and getting her children Evie and Toby Scott to be the face of the movement.

The 32-year-old said: ”It started when we were walking to school and there was dog mess on the concrete.

“There is just loads of it in Loddon. It is everywhere,” she said.

The posters will be placed around Loddon. Picture: Contributed by Rosalind MooreThe posters will be placed around Loddon. Picture: Contributed by Rosalind Moore

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Miss Moore will be hanging posters around the town which read “I worry I may fall in the dog poo, please put it in a bag and bin it” and “I worry the horse will die eating a bag of dog poo, please take it and put it in the bin”.

“I don't want to be cleaning off my daughter's shoes everyday and I don't want her to be worried about stepping in dog mess on her way to school or on the way to the park.”

A spokesperson from South Norfolk Council, said: “We have a control order in place across South Norfolk, this makes it an offence to allow your dog to foul in a public open space without clearing up. As it is a criminal offence the evidence must meet the 'beyond reasonable doubt' test.

The mother has urged “lazy” dog owners to clean up their dog’s mess. Picture: Rosalind MooreThe mother has urged “lazy” dog owners to clean up their dog’s mess. Picture: Rosalind Moore

“We always encourage communities to help resolve problems but if there is a significant local issue we will look to see what evidence is available when investigating further.

“We have signs and other ways of messaging communities and in the past we have worked with schools and local Parish Councils to highlight the issue,”

Across the border, figures from the East Suffolk Council revealed hundreds of dog owners continually fail to clean up after their pets in Waveney.

On average, over the last 11 years the council receives 175 reports of dog fouling, while 32 incidents had already been reported by the start of April this year.

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