"Unscrupulous dog owners, we are watching you", the school in the city center takes a stand against dog fouling


Alumni and parents of the New Islington Free School have launched a new campaign against pet owners who can not clean their dogs.

The city center school turns to the irresponsible minority that does not collect the chaos of their pets exhibiting new captivating signs of anti-dog encrustation, designed by Keep Britain Tidy.

The pupils are optimistic that the campaign will make more children want to go to school on foot.

Charissa, age 9, said: "When children enter, they take her to class and do not do well in the school environment".

Claudia Mirazi, mother of three children, said: "It takes a lot of effort to make your children presentable at school and you do not want them to come into the classroom with their dog slippers on their shoes. When it rains, it can cover the path and it's quite disgusting. "

The school principal, Tabitha Smith, said: "It is quite disturbing to observe the amount of dirt outside the schools, it is something that parents and children feel strongly in countering, we are very pleased to be part of this campaign, which sends a strong message to the owners to clarify their pets.

Pupils and parents helped to set up innovative signs that shine in the darkness. The signs read: "Dog owners without worries, we are watching you!"

Analysis of Keep Britain Tidy has shown that the signs can help reduce the incrustation of dogs by up to 77%.

The innovative signs shine in the darkness

Manchester city council officers worked with pupils to assess the extent of fouling of dogs in the area, before organizing a cleanup, with planned follow-up activities also in the vicinity of the school.

Local dogmist Rachel Murphy says that for dog sitters, it is important to remember that "for dog poop, any bin will do it" – adding that the dog fouling carries the risk of toxocariasis, an infection caused by nematode parasites , which children can grasp on contact with contaminated soil.

He said: "I hope this campaign can make people stop and think, as well as avoiding a penalty of 100 pounds".

The owners can not clear up after their dogs could face 100 pounds fine

Manchester City Council and Keep Britain Tidy are collaborating with the goal of making Manchester the country's first "ordered city" by the end of 2020.

Keep Manchester Tidy is the first formal partnership between a UK city and the national charity and is a potential pioneer for a national Tidy Cities network in the future.

The shared ambition of Keep Britain Tidy and the council is for a cleaner city, with parks, green spaces and better water courses, which recycles more and plays its part in limiting the impacts of climate change. .

The partnership involves public sector organizations, businesses, schools and community groups working together to tackle deforestation in all its forms, with the initial objective of focusing on waste reduction activities, fouling of dogs and rollovers.

For more information on Keep Manchester Tidy, visit: keepbritaintidy.org/keep-manchester-tidy.