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"Pick It Up" call in National Poop Scoop Week

THIS YEAR’S National Poop Scoop Week will run from 26th June – 2nd July and local authorities up and down the country will be running campaigns to urge dog-owners everywhere to clean up after their pooches to make 2006 the cleanest summer ever.

The leading canine charity Dogs Trust says that though there are over six million dogs in the UK, it is just a small minority of owners who let the rest down and gives dogs a bad name. The charity is urging all dog owners to get behind the campaign and help the country’s canine citizens.

Dog fouling costs councils £22 million a year to clean up, and remains the UK’s most complained about issue according to local authorities and MPs.

Despite all the proactive work of police, councils and Dogs Trust the only way the problem can be solved completely is if all dog owners act responsibly and pick up after their dogs. Dogs Trust urges everyone who owns a dog to ‘Grab It, Bag It, and Bin It’ in an effort to clean up our streets, parks, beaches and walk ways ready for a summer walking bare foot, and lazing in the grass.