The campaign, copying Port St Mary’s theme ‘There’s no such thing as a
dog poo fairy’, reminds dog owners that they are responsible for their dogs’
mess and not to leave it for others to clean up.
It also aims to make sure dog owners know that they can put their dog
poo bags in any rubbish bin if a dog poo bin isn’t available.
Chairman Nick Watterson, said: 'This campaign is all about keeping our
streets, parks and open spaces free of dogs’ mess which makes them unsightly
'We know that most dog owners do clean up after their dogs but those few
who don’t blight the area for everyone else.
'This campaign aims to highlight it’s their responsibility to clean it
up and leaving it for others is just not acceptable. We need residents to help
us keep Port Erin clean and encourage them to report any dog owners who are not
playing by the rules.
'We receive numerous complaints every year about dogs’ mess in public
areas. We all need to look after the areas that we live in, and this campaign is
about encouraging irresponsible dog owners to change their ways!'
There are more than 100 street litter and dog poo bins located across
Port Erin in parks, open grass and foreshore areas and the Commissioners
collects more than 300kg of dogs’ mess weekly.
Leaflets and flyers with the campaign message, ‘There’s no such thing as
a dog poo fairy’ will be advertised across Port Erin and residents can also download
the poster from our website HERE.
www.porterin.gov.im for more
information about the campaign.