Sick of dogs' mess

SIR - While I know that many dog owners are responsible and clean up after their dogs, I am sick of everywhere I seem to go there is dog mess - pavements, parks, car parks, beach, even Barnstaple High Street. Some owners have a complete lack of regard for

SIR - While I know that many dog owners are responsible and clean up after their dogs, I am sick of everywhere I seem to go there is dog mess - pavements, parks, car parks, beach, even Barnstaple High Street.

Some owners have a complete lack of regard for people or young children especially, walking in their dogs' mess.

For example, last Sunday down at Hele beach, two dogs were allowed by their owner to mess not two metres from two young children playing with a bucket and spade in the shingle.

Did the owner have the decency to clear it up? Not a chance! There was no sign, either, of being fined �1,000.


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Perhaps if these culprits were fined, it might help to deter them.

A Spear, Barnstaple.

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