ON December 13, I confronted a middle-aged woman who let her coffee-coloured terrier foul in Eckington Cemetery.
The woman, who showed me ‘mess’ bags in her pocket, said she did not have to pick up the mess as it was underneath a tree and no-one would stand on it.
A gentleman, who was visiting his daughter’s grave, overheard me confront the woman and he was disgusted.
I have informed the superintendent of the cemetery about the incident.
A lot of people walk dogs through the cemetery and some do not pick up the mess.
On a Sunday afternoon it is a free-for-all, with dog owners standing and talking while their dogs run free.
I would say to all dog owners, please have some respect and stay out of the cemetery.
There is nothing more distressing than visiting a loved one’s grave to find dog mess on it.
I would like to say to all people visiting their loved one’s graves, please take a photo on your phone or camera of these dogs and their owners and let’s name and shame them.
The dog owners can be fined £50 for letting their dogs foul in the cemetery.
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