There seem to be a habit developing with some dog owners that sees them tossing their dogs doings in the canal. Personally I find this practice abhorrent. Dogs do not sh*t in canals as a natural function. so why do people think it is OK for them to throw their faeces in the water? Of course no respectable boater would do this would they? Well I thought not but I have seen many doing it.
Whilst we as humans try not to be in the canal at any time, when we do have a mishap the last thing we want to do is swim around in dog poo soup.
Imagine how horrified I was when I noticed that those perpetrators upon finding the water iced over are still tossing their dogs waste onto the canal (see pic below).
There is a legal requirement for dog owners to remove dog waste from the area. That either means put it in a dog bin as provided by councils and other interested groups or take it home and dispose of it there. Let’s be serious one wouldn’t clean the garden of droppings by putting them in the ornamental fish pond so why chuck it in the canal?.
If the council take a dog owner to court there is a £1000 fine attached to it.