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'Big Scoop' asks for support.

DOG owners in Sunderland are being asked to lend their support to the national 'The Big Scoop 2015' campaign. Sunderland City Council is working in partnership with the UK's largest dog welfare charity Dogs Trust and environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to promote the national campaign locally. To help launch the third, annual ' Bag It and Bin It' anti-dog fouling campaign Portfolio Holder for City Services Councillor Michael Mordey will join Dogs Trust's Education and Community Manager (North of England) Denise Kelly on Monday July 20 at 10.30am in Hendon.

Councillor Mordey said: "The campaign is a great way to raise awareness of this environmental issue, and give dog owners a helpful reminder that we all share a responsibility to do something about it.

"Working together we have achieved some success in reducing dog fouling in our city, but there remains much to be done.

"We have provided 74 new dog waste bins over the last two years alone at sites local people suggested to us would have the biggest effect, but these will only work if we can encourage all dog owners to use them to dispose of their pet's waste responsibly and hygienically."

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 18, 2015
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