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Proud of you (for picking up my poo) campaign

​​​About the campaign

Some dog owners still​ don’t pick up after their dog.

This campaign aims to educate people to be responsible owners and always pick up their dog's poo.

Help reduce the dog poo problem

Dog owners get a bad name because some don't pick up after their dog.

To help you can:

  • set the example​ and always pick up after your dog
  • put a campaign sticker on your bin if you're happy for bagged up poo to be put in your bin
  • make sure your dog goes for a poo before you let it off the lead for a run
  • carry extra poo bags and offer them to others that may need them​
  • avoid walking your dog in playgrounds and on sports pitches
  • share the message and help to educate others
  • keep your dog out of fields where cattle graze

You can display a campaign poster in your window.

Proud of You campaign poster

Report dog mess

If you notice any problem areas for dog mess you can report it on Love ​Jersey.

You can download the Love Jersey app on your mobile. The report will be sent to the relevant department.

​Why you should pick up your dog's poo

You should always pick up after your dog because:

  • it's the law and you could be fined if you don't pick it up
  • it's common courtesy. Other people don't want to walk in your dog's poo
  • it hosts diseases and parasites which can infect humans and other animals
  • it costs money and takes time to clear it up. Our parks and gardens team have to pick up an average of 15 piles of poo per day
  • it's the top complaint about dogs. More than dog aggression, nuisance barking or unsupervised dogs
  • it causes damage to lawned gardens and parks such as nitrogen burn
  • it pollutes water as it contains high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus
  • dogs can't clean up after themselves

Facts on dog poo

Did you know that:

  • there are over 7,500 licenced dogs in Jersey
  • each dog produces 79.5 grams of poo a day. That's 221 metric tons, or 35,000 stone, per year
  • the neospora parasite in dog poo causes abortions in cattle, which costs Jersey Dairy £20,000 per year
  • the parks and gardens team provide 1,000 emergency dog poo bags every month
  • the UK Environmental Protection Agency classifies dog poo as a dangerous pollutant
  • parasites found in dog poo include neospora, hookworms, ringw​orms, tapeworms, salmonella and roundworm
  • roundworm and neospora eggs remain active in the soil long after dog poo has weathered away
  • roundworm can cause conditions such as stomach upsets, sore throats, ast​hma, and blindness
  • dog poo is one of the leading sources of E.coli contamination
  • an average size pile of poo contains 1.5 billion E.coli bacteria​​​

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