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Eight Carlisle areas to be targeted by dog squad revealed

A hit squad of wardens is cleaning up Carlisle’s streets after it was revealed 560 complaints were made about dog fouling and more than 400 strays seized.

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With the elections approaching, this initiative could not have been timed any better. With candidates from Conservative and Labour trawling the streets on the election campaign, I'm sure these hit squads will be very busy picking up all the **** that falls from their mouths.

Posted by Dr Sov on 5 April 2012 at 06:37

Can i just ask why the hell are there so many people commenting on the dog fouling??? Strays are the issue... not only that...many are put to sleep when they remain unclaimed as there just isn't enough room for them all.... target irresponsible owners.... why give them 3 chances to secure their dog and take responsibility??? bang them to rights when they have to claim their dog the 1st time he gets out!!! stop this nonsense now before it gets completely out of hand sod the dog fouling... think more of the lives lost due to idiotic dog ownership!!

Posted by k9rescue and rehoming on 5 April 2012 at 01:08

yes a fine, plus for a second time half a day clearing up other mindless dog owners messes, probably worse than dealing with your own dogs, but precisely what they leave for others. NOT with a no touch device but a bucket of soapy water and a brush.

Posted by liz on 4 April 2012 at 23:47

what about cats...... have more problems with my neighbours cats than dogs

Posted by jane on 4 April 2012 at 22:44

after visiting a friend house at Broughton cross I was shocked to see how much dog mess covered the pavements and up a lane nearby,disgusting and disgraceful owners!get rid of your mangey mutt if you dont want to clean up after it

Posted by lisa on 4 April 2012 at 22:18

Why dont you create a dog fouling reporting system that will tell you both the scale and geographic location of the problems and the only way the Council can win is to fine people.

Also act on evidence provided by the community.

Carlisle streets are full of poo......

Posted by here is an idea on 4 April 2012 at 22:07

Yes please can there be a bin along durranhill road, dog fouling is a real issue along that stretch right up to scotby.

Posted by jennie on 4 April 2012 at 21:46

ha, May elections fast approaching then...always some community pleasing initiative pre election, then come June literally can't see em for dust...next news article will tell us how it was a conservative masterplan to clean up our streets afterall...crikey

Posted by anon on 4 April 2012 at 21:32

Too much hysteria. If you see somebody letting their dog poo, take a photo on your mobile and tell the Police. At the end of the day, my car ends up covered in seagull poo - but what can I do about it? Nothing. Dog poo on a pavement is not pleasant but it's not a health hazard if you refrain from eating it or rubbing it in your eyes - it's simply not nice. I live in a village blighted by cattle poo and I have to drive through it - horse poo is often present as well. Badgers, foxes and cats poo where they please (cats ... generally in my front garden diging up my flowers as they are really sweet, clean little things who like to cover their poo ... grr). I have lived in the days were many, many people had dogs, and dogs roamed the streets. Times are different now - there are less dogs around and much less poo than ever before. However, don't whine about inconsiderate dog owners - photograph and report them! Simples!!

Posted by JayM on 4 April 2012 at 21:23

I do pick up but don't take dogs some streets as not enough bins. Can there be a bin on Durranhill road opposite entrance Holywell and one entrance to Rosehill estate from Scotby.

Posted by elaine on 4 April 2012 at 18:43

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