Rural Animal Welfare Resources
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Dog Poo Project

The Dog Poo Project is a pioneering initiative in West Cork which  RAWR, working in conjunction with Bantry Town Council and the Cork County Council Community Fund devised and brought into being in Bantry Town  

Wishing to tackle the problem of dog faeces on the streets of the town RAWR researched and sourced 7 poo bag dispensers which were erected in the town by Bantry Town Council.

To publicise the erection of these dispensers and encourage dog owners to use the bags, a poster competition was held for local school children and the winning posters were used in a booklet  distributed to every home in the area.  The booklet drew attention to the need for dog owners to be responsible and clear up after their dogs for the good of the people, the town and most especially, the children.   It also gave practical advice on dog care, dog ownership and the law and dog health. The production and distribution of this booklet was supported by the businesses of Bantry Town.

The town is today a much cleaner and healthier place as a result.  RAWR continues to work with the Bantry Town Council in ensuring that there is a supply of poo bags and that dispensers are replenished.