Seven out of ten Worcestershire dog owners do not pick up mess

ALMOST 70 per cent of dog owners in Worcestershire admit they do not always pick up their pets mess, research has revealed.

A study by Novartis Animal Health showed seven out of ten owners said they often left their dog’s mess where it was dropped.

The majority – four out of five – of those surveyed also agreed the amount of dog mess left on the ground was a real problem in Worcestershire while 66 per cent said they saw faeces while out walking their own pet almost every day.

The organisation has warned that dogs can pick up worms from other animals mess – and that this can be passed from pet to human.

With less than two thirds of owners saying they worm their dog at least every three months as recommended by experts, members of Novartis’ Maximum Worming team will be on hand at the Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern next weekend offering advice and free poo bags.

Spokesman Kingsley Baxendale said: “A lot of responsible pet owners are getting really fed up and frustrated with the problem of dog mess.

“There is a simple two-fold message for pet owners – clean up your dog’s mess and get your pets, both cats and dogs, wormed regularly with a vet strength wormer.”

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3:57pm Fri 6 Jun 14

skychip says...

Hope they don't have children who could be blinded by dog mess. More enforcement officers needed.
Hope they don't have children who could be blinded by dog mess. More enforcement officers needed. skychip
  • Score: 18

4:45pm Fri 6 Jun 14

CJH says...

If they've done the research to get to 70% surely they must know who these people are? Prosecute them and make them clean up their and other owners mess. Stop fannying about and let justice be done!
If they've done the research to get to 70% surely they must know who these people are? Prosecute them and make them clean up their and other owners mess. Stop fannying about and let justice be done! CJH
  • Score: 17

6:34pm Fri 6 Jun 14

drbeat says...

err picking up the sh1te once it's hit the ground is TOO LATE. Cleaning up means removing the surface where the turd landed and bleaching it to be sure. Why don't these dog owners let their mutts shi1t in their own back gardens?

About time dog ownership was licensed with 2 year application/test to educate would be owners on not how to invalidate 500 years of technological advancements which has kept human sh1t off the streets!

****, these scum dog owner are not happy with 1 or 2 sh1t machines, I see some with 4 or 5 of the **** things???
err picking up the sh1te once it's hit the ground is TOO LATE. Cleaning up means removing the surface where the turd landed and bleaching it to be sure. Why don't these dog owners let their mutts shi1t in their own back gardens? About time dog ownership was licensed with 2 year application/test to educate would be owners on not how to invalidate 500 years of technological advancements which has kept human sh1t off the streets! ****, these scum dog owner are not happy with 1 or 2 sh1t machines, I see some with 4 or 5 of the **** things??? drbeat
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Fri 6 Jun 14

sitting on the fence gives you piles says...

All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down.

Expensive (for the owners) - yes.
Draconian - yes.
Problem solved - yes.
All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down. Expensive (for the owners) - yes. Draconian - yes. Problem solved - yes. sitting on the fence gives you piles
  • Score: 3

7:33am Sat 7 Jun 14

spider666 says...

CJH wrote:
If they've done the research to get to 70% surely they must know who these people are? Prosecute them and make them clean up their and other owners mess. Stop fannying about and let justice be done!
Sadly as you probably already know that cannot be done,comments will be retracted and denials made thus making prosecution impossible.The real answer is more wardens are needed,well no the real answer is to get these disgusting people to do what they should do --pick it up.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: If they've done the research to get to 70% surely they must know who these people are? Prosecute them and make them clean up their and other owners mess. Stop fannying about and let justice be done![/p][/quote]Sadly as you probably already know that cannot be done,comments will be retracted and denials made thus making prosecution impossible.The real answer is more wardens are needed,well no the real answer is to get these disgusting people to do what they should do --pick it up. spider666
  • Score: 3

7:35am Sat 7 Jun 14

spider666 says...

sitting on the fence gives you piles wrote:
All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down.

Expensive (for the owners) - yes.
Draconian - yes.
Problem solved - yes.
Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?
[quote][p][bold]sitting on the fence gives you piles[/bold] wrote: All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down. Expensive (for the owners) - yes. Draconian - yes. Problem solved - yes.[/p][/quote]Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ? spider666
  • Score: 0

11:44am Sat 7 Jun 14

canuck7 says...

I spoke to the "dog warden" some time back and asked him why so liitle seems to be done about lazy owners prosocuted for this offence. he explained in practise very few people are every brought to book over fouling. becuase he had approached owners whom he's seen their dogs foul and had been assalted. similiarly he had followed owners to find out their address for prosocute and been threatened and assalted. he did say it was always the "thug" type owner with pit bull or staffy cross, etc... here's what he told me to do folks. follow the offending dog owner discreetly at a distance to obtain their address, then go back to their dogs poo and if it has'nt been removed by the dog owner within the hour then take photographs of it and contact council dog warden ASAP to report owner and be prepared to be witness if called to court. I kid you not folks.
I spoke to the "dog warden" some time back and asked him why so liitle seems to be done about lazy owners prosocuted for this offence. he explained in practise very few people are every brought to book over fouling. becuase he had approached owners whom he's seen their dogs foul and had been assalted. similiarly he had followed owners to find out their address for prosocute and been threatened and assalted. he did say it was always the "thug" type owner with pit bull or staffy cross, etc... here's what he told me to do folks. follow the offending dog owner discreetly at a distance to obtain their address, then go back to their dogs poo and if it has'nt been removed by the dog owner within the hour then take photographs of it [the poo] and contact council dog warden ASAP to report owner and be prepared to be witness if called to court. I kid you not folks. canuck7
  • Score: 4

12:26pm Sat 7 Jun 14

willing says...

Every dog owner should have to pay for an annual dog licence, and to have their dogs microchipped. This would help to pay for more dog wardens. With the help of cctv monitors, more offenders would be prosecuted, and the problem significantly reduced. It is unfortunate that responsible dog owners would have to pay as well, but they are sadly in the minority at this time.
Every dog owner should have to pay for an annual dog licence, and to have their dogs microchipped. This would help to pay for more dog wardens. With the help of cctv monitors, more offenders would be prosecuted, and the problem significantly reduced. It is unfortunate that responsible dog owners would have to pay as well, but they are sadly in the minority at this time. willing
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Sat 7 Jun 14

liketoknow says...

spider666 wrote:
sitting on the fence gives you piles wrote:
All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down.

Expensive (for the owners) - yes.
Draconian - yes.
Problem solved - yes.
Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?
cats are even worse they crap all over the place, ruin your garden and kill the wildlife.
[quote][p][bold]spider666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sitting on the fence gives you piles[/bold] wrote: All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down. Expensive (for the owners) - yes. Draconian - yes. Problem solved - yes.[/p][/quote]Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?[/p][/quote]cats are even worse they crap all over the place, ruin your garden and kill the wildlife. liketoknow
  • Score: 7

1:46pm Sat 7 Jun 14

spider666 says...

willing wrote:
Every dog owner should have to pay for an annual dog licence, and to have their dogs microchipped. This would help to pay for more dog wardens. With the help of cctv monitors, more offenders would be prosecuted, and the problem significantly reduced. It is unfortunate that responsible dog owners would have to pay as well, but they are sadly in the minority at this time.
I own 2 dogs and do not have a problem with dog licence's being paid for although I could see it being way overpriced to bring in more revenue for the government without going to the right authorities to chase up this disgusting behaviour of not picking up after your pet,As for microchipping it is going to be law that by 2016 all dogs in England must be done --Mine are done,i value them as family members to much to risk losing them just for the price of a good meal.
[quote][p][bold]willing[/bold] wrote: Every dog owner should have to pay for an annual dog licence, and to have their dogs microchipped. This would help to pay for more dog wardens. With the help of cctv monitors, more offenders would be prosecuted, and the problem significantly reduced. It is unfortunate that responsible dog owners would have to pay as well, but they are sadly in the minority at this time.[/p][/quote]I own 2 dogs and do not have a problem with dog licence's being paid for although I could see it being way overpriced to bring in more revenue for the government without going to the right authorities to chase up this disgusting behaviour of not picking up after your pet,As for microchipping it is going to be law that by 2016 all dogs in England must be done --Mine are done,i value them as family members to much to risk losing them just for the price of a good meal. spider666
  • Score: 4

2:11pm Sat 7 Jun 14

sitting on the fence gives you piles says...

spider666 wrote:
sitting on the fence gives you piles wrote:
All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down.

Expensive (for the owners) - yes.
Draconian - yes.
Problem solved - yes.
Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?
I'd say your response is the pathetic one.

I'd ban cats altogether.
[quote][p][bold]spider666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sitting on the fence gives you piles[/bold] wrote: All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down. Expensive (for the owners) - yes. Draconian - yes. Problem solved - yes.[/p][/quote]Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?[/p][/quote]I'd say your response is the pathetic one. I'd ban cats altogether. sitting on the fence gives you piles
  • Score: 0

5:42pm Sat 7 Jun 14

spider666 says...

sitting on the fence gives you piles wrote:
spider666 wrote:
sitting on the fence gives you piles wrote:
All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down.

Expensive (for the owners) - yes.
Draconian - yes.
Problem solved - yes.
Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?
I'd say your response is the pathetic one.

I'd ban cats altogether.
So why do the dogs deserve to be put down for doing what comes naturally to them I'd be more in favour of the owners being put down myself if they can't be bothered to pick it up ;)
[quote][p][bold]sitting on the fence gives you piles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spider666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sitting on the fence gives you piles[/bold] wrote: All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down. Expensive (for the owners) - yes. Draconian - yes. Problem solved - yes.[/p][/quote]Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?[/p][/quote]I'd say your response is the pathetic one. I'd ban cats altogether.[/p][/quote]So why do the dogs deserve to be put down for doing what comes naturally to them I'd be more in favour of the owners being put down myself if they can't be bothered to pick it up ;) spider666
  • Score: 0

6:36pm Sat 7 Jun 14

rob sandel says...

And what about Horse Sh*t ?
And what about Horse Sh*t ? rob sandel
  • Score: -1

8:17pm Sat 7 Jun 14

spider666 says...

rob sandel wrote:
And what about Horse Sh*t ?
The argument with that is that horse only eat vegetation and not meat so it does not carry so much danger to the public but I agree with you entirely,it should be picked up.
[quote][p][bold]rob sandel[/bold] wrote: And what about Horse Sh*t ?[/p][/quote]The argument with that is that horse only eat vegetation and not meat so it does not carry so much danger to the public but I agree with you entirely,it should be picked up. spider666
  • Score: 3

11:47pm Sat 7 Jun 14

sitting on the fence gives you piles says...

spider666 wrote:
sitting on the fence gives you piles wrote:
spider666 wrote:
sitting on the fence gives you piles wrote:
All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down.

Expensive (for the owners) - yes.
Draconian - yes.
Problem solved - yes.
Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?
I'd say your response is the pathetic one.

I'd ban cats altogether.
So why do the dogs deserve to be put down for doing what comes naturally to them I'd be more in favour of the owners being put down myself if they can't be bothered to pick it up ;)
They don't deserve to be put down, but there are too many dogs and not enough good owners.
[quote][p][bold]spider666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sitting on the fence gives you piles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spider666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sitting on the fence gives you piles[/bold] wrote: All dog owners should be forced to have their animal's DNA taken at their expense. All poo found in the street can then be tested and the owners/culprits found, fined heavily and the animals put down. Expensive (for the owners) - yes. Draconian - yes. Problem solved - yes.[/p][/quote]Pathetic response,are you a cat lover by any chance ?[/p][/quote]I'd say your response is the pathetic one. I'd ban cats altogether.[/p][/quote]So why do the dogs deserve to be put down for doing what comes naturally to them I'd be more in favour of the owners being put down myself if they can't be bothered to pick it up ;)[/p][/quote]They don't deserve to be put down, but there are too many dogs and not enough good owners. sitting on the fence gives you piles
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