Children urged to educate dog owners

Dogs Trust unveils Poop Scoop Week campaign.

The UK’s largest canine welfare charity, the Dogs Trust, is calling on schools across Devon to show their support for responsible dog ownership by backing the Paws Up for Poop Scoop campaign.

“We want Poop Scoop Week in July to be about saying thank you to well-behaved dog owners, but also to remind the irresponsible minority that their dog can’t pick up after itself,” said the Trust’s chief executive, Clarissa Baldwin. “Dog fouling is a problem the charity is determined to tackle.

“The campaign slogan ‘Bag it and Bin it’ is a simple reminder to all dog owners.”

Children are being urged to remind dog owners to scoop the poop.

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