Sticky issue causes stink

Castlemaine dog owner Bella Warmington with Paddy and Pebbles - take their strolls equipped with doggy-do tidy bags. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb
The sticky subject of dog deposits in public places gained traction at last week’s Mount Alexander Shire Council meeting amid a fresh public venting of frustration at pooch owners who fail to pick up after their recently relieved canine companions.
Castlemaine’s Diane Linton aired the matter during public question time.
“I’m still waiting to receive a notice regarding the new regulations for cat and dog ownership which will include notification to dog owners to pick up their animals excrement,” she said in a letter read presented to the council.
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Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.