Special delivery for owners who leave dog mess
As a dog owner it really annoys me at the amount of dog mess that litters the lanes in my village. I read a really funny story that I would like to share with you. The council of Brunete, a Spanish town, near Madrid, has come up with a scheme to keep its streets clean of dog mess – by sending the offending deposits back to the owners in a box marked “Lost Property”.
Undercover Council volunteers would patrol the streets on the lookout for dog owners who failed to clean up after their pets. They then approached the guilty owner and struck up a casual conversation to discover the name and breed of dog, which then allowed them to identify the owners from the registered pet database in the town hall.
The dog mess was then packaged in a box marked “Lost Property” and delivered by courier to the owners’ home.
Needless to say the town has reported a significant reduction in the mount of dog mess on its streets!