Tackling dog fouling ‘must be priority for taskforce’: Kearns
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Speaking after the first meeting of this new group, the Newry City councillor said: “We welcome the formation of this new Task force by council, recognising the serious cleansing issues across the district that must be addressed.
“At our initial meeting I stressed that tackling the scourge of dog fouling, particularly in Newry City, must be a priority.
“Both businesses and residents have been in touch with us to raise concerns about the amount of dog fouling locally.
“Dog litter carries a number of diseases that can cause severe health conditions, from coughing and fever to swollen lymph nodes or even blindness.
“The council must ensure that it takes a decisive, proactive approach to tackling the issue of dog fouling across the district so that our communities can be kept clean and safe for all.
“This is a priority for Sinn Féin."