Letter of the week: South Shields dog owners need to do the decent thing - and so do the shops

Our writer believes dog bags should be sold inside every shop selling dog food to increase the possibility of owners cleaning up after their pets.
Our writer believes dog bags should be sold inside every shop selling dog food to increase the possibility of owners cleaning up after their pets.

I hope the person who let their dog mess outside the entrance to Mowbray Road Park in South Shields, May 5, without clearing it up, some time in the future slips on someone else's dog’s mess and lands flat on their back.

I think all shops and supermarkets who sell dog food should be obliged to display and sell doggie poo bags as a reminder for owners when out walkies with their beloved Fido to do the

decent thing and bag it and bin it.

Ken Johnson.