Huge interest Dog Walkers Scheme

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council wants to thank the public after hundreds of responsible dog owners signed up for its Green Dog Walkers Scheme.

The free-to-join initiative, launched last month as part of an ongoing campaign against dog fouling, has attracted almost 600 participants so far.

The national initiative aims to tackle the anti-social problem of dog fouling by supporting responsible ownership.

All those who sign up will receive a Green Dog Walkers pack which includes branded leads, collars and poo bags.

The scheme also encourages dog owners to act as ambassadors by sharing spare poo bags with people who might need one for their pet when out and about.

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding, said: “It’s encouraging to see so many people willing to work in partnership with us to protect our environment and our communities from this hazardous and anti-social behaviour.

“Due to the volume of interest and the ongoing restrictions on our workplaces due to the pandemic, we may not get all the packs out as quickly as we would like. However, I want to reassure anyone who has joined that you will receive yours in the coming weeks.

“I would like to once again thank all our responsible dog owners who already play their part by cleaning up after their dog.”

To become a Green Dog Walker email your name and address to [email protected]All those who sign up will receive a Green Dog Walker collar and lead for each licenced dog they own along with a keyring torch and approximately 50 branded poo bags.