Sunday, August 30, 2015

I Thought We Were Bad But...........

Andrew Hawes (pictured above) has taken the battle to a completely new level. Now known as "The Turdinator", Andrew dresses in camouflage and hides behind hedges in Leiston in Suffolk, filming  offenders, who fail to clear up!
As "The Sun" explains; His original plan was to leap out from the bushes to confront errant dog owners, threatening to publish their photo online if they did not clean up after their animals. Now he says cops have advised him to stay hidden and they will prosecute offenders using his footage. He said: “The police say it is not illegal for me to do this — it’s just like having a CCTV camera — and they will look at any evidence I give them and may issue an £80 on-the-spot fine. My camouflage is so good, they won’t see me. I’m very discreet. People might think it’s a bit strange but all my family and friends think it’s great.”
I don't know whether to congratulate Andrew or get him onto a calm living course (see picture above!)! That said, I feel we can say with justification "All hail Andrew, the dog mess vigilante. Respect!".
The Sun gives more detail here.

As his fame spreads, the story has even reached Hollywood!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

International Dog Day

Ladies and gents, don't forget that Wednesday 26th August 2015 is International Dog Day
Not to be mistaken for International Dog Shit Day - which appears to be everyday judging by the state of some of our public spaces. :-)

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The Sign Craze Continues

We thank South West Operative "ML" for again highlighting the good work of the West Briton in combating the issue of dog fouling.
This time, we have the story of Perranporth mother, Zoe McEwen, who was so enthused by signs of the type shown below that she launched a fundraising page to purchase 10 of them. Instantly, she smashed through her £100 target!

If council approval is obtained, these signs will be all over Perranporth. I can't say it better than the article, so please read it here. Suffice it to say, I don't think 1,000 signs in neighbouring St Agnes would have the slightest impact so good luck with this initiative!
While highlighting the issue of signs, we would like to congratulate Thomas and Barnaby from Year 3 at Seabrook School for producing these two very fine examples. It is no coincidence that, whenever I think of my primary school and especially when I think of the staff, I, too, picture dog excrement!

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