Dougal the dog is backing campaign to stop foul play


Kirstie Dolphin

A WEST Highland terrier was spotted taking note of a dog-fouling warning sign, which has been placed at low level.

Dougal was photographed looking at the prominent sign, which is on Mount Road in St Asaph, by Rotarian Alan Duke who had his camera to hand. Several signs have been put up across Denbighshire in hotspot areas, identified by complaints and councillors as part of Denbighshire County Council (DCC) anti dog fouling campaign - Love your Pet, Respect the Environment.

The campaign was launched as a response to residents’ surveys which showed a desire to see cleaner streets.

Speaking about the low-level signs, a DCC spokesperson said: “If the posts were place up higher on the lamp post, then people would walk into them and it would cause problems, higher still then they would distract motorists where at this height, pedestrians and dogs can see the signs and be aware that there is a problem in their area and encourage dog owners to be responsible.

Love your Pet, Respect the Environment has been running since last February.
Paul-Evers Swindell, St Asaph Rotarian and owner of Dougal, said: “I am sure the notices have had a great effect on Dougal and his behaviour in this sensitive area.

“Although he is not a serial offender, I am sure that the warnings have increased his resolve to act as a responsible canine citizen and not indulge in any foul play.”
To report a dog fouling problem, telephone 0800 2300234 (free) or visit the website

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