Dog Fouling

I am sorry to have to bring this to attention of the Kingston village community but I am concerned at the increased iscog fouling on the public bridle path between Whitelocks Farm and Covet Wood. Omar and I own this land and have always taken our public responsibility seriously ensuring fences are mended, gates renewed and the bridle path is kept clear for public use. We also gave permission for a “poo” bin to be allocated on this land.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for a number of dog walkers who are using this area as a dog toilet, some of whom are using my driveway for this purpose.

Aside from the unpleasantness of walking through these “doggie landmines” I must reiterate that there are serious health risks associated with dog faeces including giardia, roundworms, salmonella and e-Coli. Additionally dogs can spread or contract parvovirus or coronavirus through infected faeces. All of these diseases are very serious and common. Flies will also consume and lay eggs in faeces. The same flies will then come in to our homes, need I say more….

I will be putting notices on the gates at either end of the pathway urging dog owners to clear up after their pets for the good of the whole community.

I would be grateful for everyone’s help in resolving this issue.

Julie Yanni, Whitelocks Farm.