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    Spanish town posts dog mess back to offending hound owners

    A Spanish town has come up with an ingenious way to keep its streets clean of dog mess by sending the offending deposits back to the owners in an official box marked 'Lost Property'.

    147 'express poop' deliveries were made during the course of the week in February Photo: europapress.es

    By Fiona Govan, Madrid

    2:45PM BST 04 Jun 2013

    The council of Brunete, a small town some 20 miles west of Madrid, launched the campaign to crack down on irresponsible dog owners.

    During the course of a week a team of twenty volunteers patrolled the town's streets on the lookout for dog owners who failed to scoop. They then approached the guilty owner and struck up a casual conversation to discover the name of the dog.

    "With the name of the dog and the breed it was possible to identify the owner from the registered pet database held in the town hall," explained a spokesman from the council.

    The volunteers then scooped up the excrement and packaged it in a box branded with town hall insignia and marked 'Lost Property' and delivered by courier to the pet owners home.

    Watch the campaign video

    The campaign, developed for free by advertising agency McCann, won the "Sol de Plata" award at last weekend's Ibero-American Advertising Festival.

    In all, 147 "express poop" deliveries were made during the course of the week in February and the town with 10,000 residents has since reported a 70 per cent drop in the amount of dog mess found in its streets.
    The year before a similar attempt to tackle the issue saw offending dog owners chased by a remote controlled dog mess on wheels with the label "Don't leave me pick me up".
    In Hernani, a town in the Basque Country in northern Spain, the council introduced a by-law two years ago forcing pet owners to register their dog's DNA so that they could be traced if their excrement was found in the streets or parks.

    Spanish town posts dog mess back to offending hound owners - Telegraph

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    Don't know if its just around Bangyai , but just recently the locals have improved on the doggy doos problem a lot.

    Parked up in the car waiting for Ms Bangyai a bloke walked passed with his golden retriever and it stopped to dump a great steaming pile in the street where kids play. Then he walks off. Nice . But a minute later he's back with a pooper scooper to pick up the mess which he then tips down the drains.

    Then 3 times this week I've seen dog owners in our village shove newspaper under their dogs to catch them shitting and remove the offensive waste.

    So, is this just a local thing or are things improving everywhere ?

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    It's one thing with your own dog but you can't control soi-dogs, lucky Spain

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