A mysterious dog poo vigilante has plastered a park with angry posters telling people to “clean up after your dog” or risk being called out and shamed across social media.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the warning posters appeared on the trees of Willow Play Park in Urmston, Greater Manchester.
The posters were written in all caps, and said, “Clean up after your dog as from now you are all on camera. Your face will look great on Facebook. It also goes for them who leave it on the pavement.”
The posters were dated the 9th of January, but they failed to detail where the people will be shamed on Facebook – whether it’s on a personal page or a dedicated dog poo neighborhood watch page.
As yet, no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the posters, however, there is still the threat that anyone can be caught on camera then shamed on Facebook.
It is already a legal requirement for you to pick up after your dog if he goes number two in public. In fact, if caught not cleaning up after your dog, you can be fined anywhere between a £50 to £80 fixed penalty notice – and if you fail to pay that it can rise as high as £1000.
The fine isn’t just confined to the dog owner either, it is actually for “the person in charge of the dog” at the time of the poo incident – meaning if you’re a dog walker, or family friend taking the dog out for a stroll, you’re liable.