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Spanish village finds unique way to deal with dog waste

Posted by: Tim Berrisford  Date: 20/06/2013   Category: Latest News

A small Spanish village called ‘Brunete’ has taken the unusual step of mailing back to the owners any dog waste that they leave on the pavements. The idea started out as a social awareness campaign last year. The town council of Brunete, a small municipality outside Madrid that has a population of only 10,000 people, got an advertising agency to help them raise awareness of the growing problem.
The small town enlisted 20 volunteers to talk to people who had left waste and find out the name of the dog, this then was matched on their local town database for the breed and colour of the dog to identify the owner. Apparently in one month over 147 residents of the town received special deliveries of the very smelly waste.
Recent reports have suggested that that dog excrement has already reduced by a whopping 70% so certainly it is a very effective poop policy.