Wardens target Ferry dog owners

Dog fouling in Queensferry was the target of a recent initiative by environmental wardens determined to make pet owners act responsibly.

Two on-the-spot fines costing £40, and one warning were given to people who failed to clean up after their dogs over the three-day initiative, Operation West Cipher 2.

Wardens aimed to engage the community in challenging dog fouling, which is a concern for local residents. Wardens patrolled specific streets where public reported fouling from 7.30am until 7pm on foot, bikes and in cars.

Highly visible lamp-post wraps advertised the campaign, and an anti-dog fouling hotline, were placed around the town. Local pupils also entered a competition to produce an anti-fouling poster.

Councillor Lesley Hinds, environment convener, said: “There has been a great response to this initiative. Schemes such as Cipher 2 are a great example of how working together and targeting areas of complaints can change pet owner’s behaviour.”