Anti-dog fouling posters launched in Nottingham

March 11, 2012 by  

A poster campaign has launched in Nottingham to shock pet owners into cleaning up after their animals by using a graphic image of the mess left behind by some dog owners.

The anti-dog fouling campaign is running on bus shelters and in other public places around Nottingham, explaining the cost of clearing up the common areas and pavements of the city each year. As well as featuring high figures spent on cleaning up after messy dog owners, the posters also feature somewhat graphic depictions of dog-fouling, designed to shock owners into taking responsibility for their pets. This use of poster printing in Nottingham is designed to reduce the amount of money spent each year on clean-up operations.

This campaign ties into a wider national initiative which comes with the strapline ‘There’s no such thing as the dog poo fairy,’ which encourages pet owners to clear up after their pets in public. This campaign is being run by Keep Britain Tidy, the organisation responsible for clean streets throughout the country. The campaign also offers people the chance to order free stickers and posters to deter their neighbours from leaving their dogs’ mess to the local authorities to clean up.

It is estimated that around 70 per cent of local authorities have an issue with dog fouling and this costs councils significant amounts of money that could be better spent elsewhere, so with the help of these posters, dog fouling incidents should be on the decline.