Sports team is crying foul over dog dirt on pitch

Dog Fouling

Pitches at the Forum are being littered by dog fouling.

A LOCAL sports team has made a plea for dog owners to clean up their act and keep their dogs under control.

The sports team trains on the pitches across the bridge at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, and they say the area is being constantly littered by dog fouling. They say the situation has became increasingly worse and sports equipment has been destroyed by dogs.
Mark Robinson, a member of the team said, “Sadly people seem to think that this is an area they are allowed to bring their dogs to use the toilet. Last Tuesday, three of us ended up standing on dog mess on the pitch and then a person fell on another pile. This clearly is dangerous and further more, we have had twenty pounds worth of equipment destroyed by dogs.”
“Everyone has to live in these areas and we can completely understand that there should be an area for people to freely run their dogs, but these playing fields are not the area. If you own a dog and walk it there, keep it on a lead, clean up after it and respect other users. At the end of the day it’s your responsibility – not the Forum’s or ours to clean up after your dogs.”
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have responded by saying,
“We have not received any complaints with regard to dog fouling on football pitches at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum. The Council however will closely monitor this over the coming weeks and take appropriate action if required. Dogs are not permitted on football pitches and dog walkers are reminded to walk their dogs on pathways.”


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