It was great to join the Fairy Walk on Deal seafront to campaign to ensure that dog owners clear up their dog mess around the town. With campaigner Kerry Rubins and local children, I took part in the campaign for dog owners to take more responsibility to clear up their dog mess and leave Deal a tidier place. Children dressed up as fairies and superheroes and paraded on the seafront to protest against dog fouling in the town.
We were joined by Deal mascot Scooby Dude to highlight the problem. Deal seafront is a fantastic place but can be spoiled by dog mess and rubbish. As a dog owner myself, I know the importance of ensuring you tidy up after your pet and don't leave the mess for someone else to deal with.
This is not just a tidiness issue. Children's health and eyesight can be threatened by contact with dog mess. Hopefully, all the children in their costumes got this message across loud and clear – that dog owners should take responsibility and deal with dog mess to protect children and leave our town a better place.
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