We’ve seen lots of dog-friendly events over the years during Love Parks Week, so we’re really happy to have the Dogs Trust supporting our campaign this year. This guest post is about their new campaign National Poop Scoop Week. Read on to learn more about their efforts to keep our parks green clean for everyone.
National Poop Scoop Week [11th-17th June] will soon be upon us and Dogs Trust the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, is urging people to keep their parks and open spaces clean and tidy.
For the second year the charity is urging schools nationwide to support the awareness week and ‘put their paws up for poop scoop.’ Last year 75,000 children did just this and it is hoped that this year even more dog owners of the future will support the campaign. To show your support, and sign-up your school please visit; www.poopscoopweek.co.uk.
In conjunction with the national awareness week last year Dogs Trust unveiled that 98% of people had trodden in dog poo and nearly as many people had witnessed dog owners leaving their pet to mess in public areas. In an age when there are approximately 8 million dogs in the UK and parks on most people’s doorsteps the connection between having one and keeping the other clean is simple. Dogs Trust is working to remind people of the message ‘Bag it, Bin it!’ and hopefully this summer will be a clean one for everyone.
Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust CEO says: “Dog fouling is an issue Dogs Trust is determined to tackle and we hope Poop Scoop Week will reinforce the importance of picking up dog poo! We hope that by getting the support of children around the country we can shape the future of dog ownership. We want people to be able to enjoy clean public areas all year round and if everyone remembers the importance of picking after their dog we can make a big difference.”
With summer fast approaching people want to be able to enjoy the lovely weather, and with many people having parks on their doorsteps we’re calling on dog owners to keep these areas clean and show their support for Love Parks week – but to make sure that they do it all year round not just between 21-29 July. So do your bit and clean up after your four legged friend.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for 16,000 abandoned and unwanted dogs each year. To find out more information please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk