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Preparations being made for National Poop Scoop Week

Tuesday, 15th May 2012

Preparations are now being made for National Poop Scoop Week, a campaign run by Dogs Trust to encourage people to clean up after their dogs.

Between June 11th and 17th, the charity is looking for people to join the Paws up for Poop Scoop campaign.

The charity is also calling for schools to get involved so dog owners of the future will realise the importance of responsible dog ownership.

Clarissa Baldwin, chief executive of Dogs Trust, said: "Dog fouling is an issue Dogs Trust is determined to tackle and we hope Poop Scoop Week will reinforce the importance of picking up dog poo!

"We hope that by getting the support of children around the country we can shape the future of dog ownership."

She added that the charity wants people to enjoy clean public areas throughout the year and wants everyone to remember the importance of cleaning up after their dogs.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK and it cares for around 16,000 dogs per year.