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Dog Poo bags left at the Beach

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Inventif   

Hi there,

 

I have seen dog poo bags left on the beach and am wondering why people don't throw them away ? What are your thoughts, why do people leave them on the beach ?

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sheena   

I will sometimes leave my bag while I continue to walk my dogs & then pick it up on the way back.  Hard to walk three border collies plus one or two poo bags, that's why I pick it up on the way back.  When at the beach, if my dogs poop, I dig a deep hole & bury it.  Far more natural & environmentally friendly than putting one poo per single use bag then chucking it into landfill.

 

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Snook   

I've been with people who've done this. I carry my dog's bag with me as his poos are small and can't really be smelled through the bag unless you stick it up to your nose. The other people's dog did massive, stinky, soft poos, so they bagged it up and left it to collect on the way back and then forgot about it until we got back to the car and they saw me put my bag in the bin, and weren't will to make the trek bavkto pick it up. I imagine a lot of people do it intending to pick it up later and then forget where they left it or forget to pick it up. 

 

 

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I have a Hound Bag which has a lined in plastic section to put the full doggy bags, so no smell.  It also has little pockets to dispense the poo bags from and another section for your keys, phone etc.  I love it and have had it for many years.

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On 19/08/2019 at 10:11 AM, Inventif said:

Hi there,

 

I have seen dog poo bags left on the beach and am wondering why people don't throw them away ? What are your thoughts, why do people leave them on the beach ?

Not just the beach:  on my footpath, hanging on fences, stuck in trees, in my freshly emptied recyling bin.  People can be very lazy and very disgusting.  :mad  :mad

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Scratch   

I started a debate here years ago on the subject of depositing properly bagged dog doo into domestic bins out for collection. I was acrually shocked that people would be opposed to putting bagged doodoo into a domestic bin on a suburban street that was clearly out for collection, but had not yet been collected. There are so few bins in suburban back streets. To me a bin is a bin. And I’d rather find bagged doos in my bin even after collection, than people just leave it on the footpath or verge to be stepped in. Obviously bagging it and taking it home is gold standard if your out walking in the suburbs, but if you’re walking for an hour or more, and don’t find any other bins than domestic ones....

As for the beach, pick it up and remove it from the beach. And take it home or put it in a bin. I’d be a bit cranky if my kid was digging a hole at the beach, as kids do, and hit a buried treasure. 

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Snook   
1 hour ago, Scratch said:

I started a debate here years ago on the subject of depositing properly bagged dog doo into domestic bins out for collection. I was acrually shocked that people would be opposed to putting bagged doodoo into a domestic bin on a suburban street that was clearly out for collection, but had not yet been collected. There are so few bins in suburban back streets. To me a bin is a bin. And I’d rather find bagged doos in my bin even after collection, than people just leave it on the footpath or verge to be stepped in. Obviously bagging it and taking it home is gold standard if your out walking in the suburbs, but if you’re walking for an hour or more, and don’t find any other bins than domestic ones....

As for the beach, pick it up and remove it from the beach. And take it home or put it in a bin. I’d be a bit cranky if my kid was digging a hole at the beach, as kids do, and hit a buried treasure. 

I don't care if someone puts bagged poo in my bin if it's out for collection and hasn't been emptied yet. I'd be annoyed if the bin had already been emptied and it was one of those horrendously stinky poos though, as the only place for my bins in between collection days is a couple of metres from my front door and I don't need to be smelling that through my windows or every time I come and go from my.

 

I'm not keen on the burying at the beach idea for the reason you mentioned. I don't have kids but I'd understand parents being pretty upset if their kids dug up dog poo. 

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34 minutes ago, Scratch said:

 And I’d rather find bagged doos in my bin even after collection, than people just leave it on the footpath or verge to be stepped in.

In your recycling bin??  

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Scratch   
4 minutes ago, Loving my Oldies said:

In your recycling bin??  

I’d hope people could manage to put it in the general waste bin, not the recycling bin. But at the end of the day I’m getting so much less angry as I get older that I’d just have a momentary groan, rectify the situation and move on, and be glad someone at least tried to pick up and dispose at all! 

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Carita   

Lake Macquarie Council provides bags for dog  & food waste  & both are put in the green bin with garden waste for weekly collection.

Cat poo is not suitable

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8 hours ago, Carita said:

Lake Macquarie Council provides bags for dog  & food waste  & both are put in the green bin with garden waste for weekly collection.

Cat poo is not suitable

But it's suitable for cats to do their business in the neighbors garden... or sandbox? 

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Carita   

Cat poo often holds the parasite toxoplasmosis which can live in the soil & transmitted to humans.

 

I found setting a cat trap keeps cat poo from my garden.

When caught, I just have to  ring the council & the Ranger collects trap & cat returning the empty trap next day.

They determine if the cat is microchipped or  likely to be adopted . If it doesnt pass the test it gets euthanised. 

it's a great system.

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Snook   
7 hours ago, Carita said:

Cat poo often holds the parasite toxoplasmosis which can live in the soil & transmitted to humans.

 

I found setting a cat trap keeps cat poo from my garden.

When caught, I just have to  ring the council & the Ranger collects trap & cat returning the empty trap next day.

They determine if the cat is microchipped or  likely to be adopted . If it doesnt pass the test it gets euthanised. 

it's a great system.

While I hate cats roaming and jumping on my back fence or in my yard and setting my dog off, I hardly think cats ending up euthanised is a great system. Yes, owners should be more responsible and have cats microchipped and keep them contained, but you sound a bit too comfortable with them ending up dead if owners don't do that. 

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tdierikx   

Simple etiquette dictates removing (read pick it up and dispose of in a rubbish receptacle) any mess your animal makes in a public area... those who think it's OK to leave it lying there for others to "enjoy" only make it more difficult for those who do do the right thing. This is why there are so few areas we are allowed to take our pets... *sigh*

 

As for allowing cats to roam... I'm definitely not a fan of that at all. Why get a pet if you are just going to have it rack off all over the neighbourhood instead of enjoying it at your own place? Please keep them on your own property... it's a dangerous world out there for roaming pets.

 

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Carita   
I abhor cruelty to any animal and as a vegetarian I respect every animals life, but that also includes our native animals.
I live near a forest and a protected wetland & without qualm I believe I am doing the right thing by protecting native animals from feral cats.
These cats that most likely will be euthanised are not your cuddly moggy. 
They are huge  & nasty as the hiss,spit & swipe when I try to feed them until they are collected.
The Ranger has the ability to scan them for a chip & if found they re returned to their owner.
If not scanned   they  have an ability to be  adopted out if not wildly feral.
 
I stand by my statement in that its a great system.
4 hours ago, Snook said:

While I hate cats roaming and jumping on my back fence or in my yard and setting my dog off, I hardly think cats ending up euthanised is a great system. Yes, owners should be more responsible and have cats microchipped and keep them contained, but you sound a bit too comfortable with them ending up dead if owners don't do that. 

 

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13 hours ago, Carita said:

They determine if the cat is microchipped or  likely to be adopted . If it doesnt pass the test it gets euthanised. 

 


There are way too many cats , and those who roam, causing wildlife deaths , spreading toxo , feline AIDS, producing kittens each Spring ..it's out of control :( 
I love cats , and  know the best place for them is safely enclosed in an owner's home , themselves protected , and in turn,  keeping wildlife  safe from predation 

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11 hours ago, Snook said:

While I hate cats roaming and jumping on my back fence or in my yard and setting my dog off, I hardly think cats ending up euthanised is a great system. Yes, owners should be more responsible and have cats microchipped and keep them contained, but you sound a bit too comfortable with them ending up dead if owners don't do that. 

Our street is over run by feral cats, they don't belong to anyone to keep them contained and microchip them. The ones that live in the front yard of the house across the road have had at least two litters in the less than 12 months we've been here; they've gone from 6 to about 20. The rescues are bursting at the seams as it is, and there's no homes for them.

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I have a very similar street. I would be more than happy to catch cats and hand them over to the council. Euthanasia would be much kinder than foxes, traffic or getting cornered in my yard by the dogs. 

 

Today i came out to a dead bird in my front yard. Last week I photographed a rather portly cat in the frog and bird sanctuary. I frequently see them dead on the road. I don’t see it as kind to the cats or local wildlife to leave them roaming. 

 

On the dog poop front. My local dog park has had huge issues with poop being left lately. The fenced area is shared with a football club who wants to make it on lead only (because this stops poop?)

 

the group is being really proactive in reminding people to pick up their poop and any poop they see - or dog owners lose access. 

Its been noticed that although the council provides poo bags, they’ve been empty more often than not lately. So remember to bring bags!

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8 hours ago, leac1801 said:

The rescues are bursting at the seams as it is, and there's no homes for them.

exactly ...cats breed at such a rate ...kittens are hidden away  until they are able to run - they sadly become pregnant while still babies - and on it goes , while well meaning cat owners STILL believe their tiddles or fluffy-bum NEEDS to roam outside . 
I was once like that ..a lifetime ago  in the big City 
Cats out during daytime/locked away at night . That proved to be not enough  for their safety , and(over a period of 15 yrs)  losing one to an irate neighbour , one to a nasty driver , and almost losing another to a car -  having worked with cats suffering feline AIDS , seeing pregnant kittens, cats & possums after fights, & various other things ..a 24/7 cat curfew cannot come quick enough . That, and a big crackdown on ferals to help wildlife in urban areas especially ! 
Birdscaping is becoming so popular , and is SUCH a wonderful thing to do ,but sadly we have an army of predators taking advantage of backyards  full of nests/fledglings/birds with full bellies, or so overweight they are a bit slow .  
Cats are glorious animals , they belong in a protected environment to be cossetted and loved  and kept from both being a danger , and from encountering danger.

A whole 'nother subject is the feral cat problem in Outback Australia ..where they  can grow as big as a small kelpie ..can take down baby lambs/goat kids , and are quite capable of arguing with foxes. Heart-stoppingly  beautiful to watch when they are hunting - but so, so destructive  and deadly :(

apologies .. this was way off-topic :o 

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I don't mind if my bin is out on rubbish collection day and someone chooses to put their poo bag in there.  That's OK but I do object to someone walking up my drive to get to my rubbish bin and deposit their poo bag instead of taking it home to their own bin.  To me that is trespassing.  

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