Oh Hostafan, Of course people should clean up after their dogs, but please realise the benefits of owning dogs. Massive company, they encourage us to take exercise, and just think of the importance of sniffer dogs at our air ports etc.
A CCTV camera in plain sight and a prominent sign, stating the fine for allowing your dog to foul property, saying that they are being filmed and that their image will be sent to the police unless they clean up the mess.People really really don’t like the idea that they are being recorded on a camera.
KT53 saidI was going to suggest the same, plus print stills from the footage of offenders and put them on a board in the front garden. Name and shame.
Papi Jo said:
About 5 years ago, we got fed up with the amount of dog droppings in our street. Here are the set of actions I took.I took close-up photos of the totality of dog droppings all along our street (see some samples below).I printed a map of our street and marked with a red cross the exact spots of dog droppings (about 20 in all).I took this map and the photos to the town hall (la mairie) to show them. The receptionist acknowledged that "it was the most complete dog poo report she had ever seen".Further to that, a reminder of the by-law re dog poo was issued in the local town bulleting, together with a reminder of the penalty.The municipality also placed a box with special plastic dog poo bags in the middle of the street.I printed about 50 leaflets (see below) and distributed them in all the street letter-boxes (plus on car windscreens, plus extra copies in a couple of shops, restaurants, etc. in the vicinity).As a result, the number of unwanted poo diminished drastically, esp. the very large variety ones.We still do get the occasional poo, but nothing comparable to the epidemic that we had back then.The offending pics (sorry The original leaflet in French:Translation:Side-walks to pedestrians!For some time now the side-walks of the rue de Gaël (and neighbouring streets) have been invaded by large amounts of dog droppings. This rubbish, combined with the narrowness of the sidewalk in some places, forces passers-by to get down on the roadway, at the risk of being victims of traffic accidents.The "Montfort Hebdo" of 8 January reminds us that dog owners responsible for this state of affairs can be fined 35€ by the municipal police.Whether we are dog owners or not, cleanliness, public hygiene and the safety of the passers-by in our streets concern us all. Let us mobilize to make our pavements accessible to the free circulation of pedestrians and to enforce the municipal by-law intended for this purpose.Hope that helps...