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Inverness resident takes dog poo concerns into her own hands


By Federica Stefani


A city resident hoped a more prominent sign would encourage more owners to pick up after their pets.
A city resident hoped a more prominent sign would encourage more owners to pick up after their pets.

Dog walkers have been told to clean up after their pets with a mystery sign appearing in an Inverness street.

The sign – equipped with plastic bags – appeared in Douglas Row in Inverness recently, put there by a local resident who decided something had to be done.

The woman, who did not want to be named, said she often found dog mess on the street near houses.

She said: "This can become an issue if people don't see it. I once spotted a blind person walking with his stick near the bins and I felt bad thinking he may have walked into it without knowing then trailed it home.

"There are signs on bins which invite people to pick their dog's mess up, but people seem not to care.

"Every dog owner should carry along bags to clean after their dogs when they walk them, it's a matter of respect.

"Since the sign has been up the street has been cleaner, but I am not sure whether this is just a coincidence."



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