Selfish Dog Owners
Has anyone any suggestions for how to deal with mindless and selfish dog owners?
It took us 10 years to get Wandsworth to put a dog bin on our piece of open space. It has now been made a 'dogs on lead' space, which affects the responsible dog owners who kept their dogs under control. Notices on lampposts have been torn off and, when I put up plastic bags to help people who forgot one, these were torn down.
This is a 'safe' play area for groups of children and it is a pleasure to see children being able to run around, play football or cricket, etc without upsetting anyone.
However, yesterday a group of small children had to be taken off the green because they were getting covered in dog mess. The wheels of their trikes were covered, as well as their shoes.
The dog owners are not Staff owners (those come with bags and pick up) but the 2 I have challenged are middle class and one is well know to the dog wardens.
Any suggestions other than buying a shotgun and shooting the owners?