Meetings have been held in Irlam and Cadishead after the menace of ‘dog fouling’ has reared its ugly head once more.
Residents of Broadway, Ferry Road and the surrounding streets in Irlam and several roads in Cadishead have had enough of ‘stepping in it’ and want dog owners to take greater responsibility for their animal’s deposits.
The meetings organised by the Cadishead Tenants and Residents Association were attended by local Councillors, environmental health officer Anthony Darcy, dog warden William Harris and concerned residents.
At the Irlam meeting held at the Boathouse pub Bev Jones herself a dog owner sad, “Enough is enough, my daughter lives in Ferry Road and she is constantly having to walk in the road with her two children and their ‘buggy’ to avoid the mess left by irresponsible dog owners. Some of our streets are like a ‘bomb alley’ only the other day my grand daughter had the misfortune to put her lunch box down on the pavement whilst walking home from school right into a dog mess, the health hazards are frightening. The message is simple ‘poop’ and ‘scoop’ or don’t keep pets that you are not prepared to look after properly.”
Residents are urged to keep a look out for dog owners breaking the law, be vigilant get a description of the dog and owner or a photograph if possible with the times and date of the offences and report it to Salford Dog Wardens at email@example.com or telephone them on 0161 909 6500.
RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER – Bev Jones from Irlam with her dog ‘Toby’.