Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has called for an even tougher stance on dog fouling in the town.
“With darkness descending earlier it appears that a tiny minority of dog walkers are using the cover of darkness to allow their dogs to mess the streets. I appreciate that the majority of dog walkers behave responsibly however Council’s attitude has to become one of zero tolerance. Dog walkers must get into the habit of taking dog mess bags with them every time they go to walk with their dog.”
Council officers tasked with enforcement need information from the public as to the time, date and location of dog fouling incidents a description of the dog and details of the dog owner, without this information the chances of an authorized officer catching the offender become reduced.
“The general public wants to see action and results on this issue, it is important that we work hard to improve things and enjoy safe and clean areas throughout the town.”