Kildare County Council has launched a campaign to ask dog owners to act responsibly when it comes to dog fouling.
Temporary audio warning signs are to be installed at dog walking spots in each of the county's five Municipal Districts.
The first area to be chosen is the path linking Kill and Johnstown
Additional "Any Bag any Bin" signage is also to be erected
Kildare County Council's Environment Awareness Officer, Dara Wyer, says "Most dog owners are aware that dog fouling is against the law and that they are responsible for cleaning up after their dog when in public areas. However, some still think it is not an issue, so we are asking all dog owners to remember "Any Bag any Bin"- in other words, if you bring the dog for a walk, bring a small bag with you to clean up after it, and put the bag either in a litter bin or bring it home. Not only is dog fouling an offence under the Litter Pollution Act, it is also a public health issue as dog waste carries pathogens that are harmful, particularly for children who come into contact with it."
Image: Johnstown Village resident, and responsible dog owner Noel Gleeson with ‘Tigger’ (centre), Environment Awareness Officer, Dara Wyer (left), and Community Warden John MacNamara, Kildare Co. Co., pictured in Johnstown for the launch of the Kildare Co. Co. Dog Waste ‘Any Bag Any Bin’ Campaign.