Milverton, Somerset

Pick up the poo!

Dog poop
Dog poop

There is no way of trying to be delicate about it……when you see dog poo in the street, it is offensive and totally unnecessary. In the same way as you wouldn’t neglect to feed your pet, there is no way you should neglect to pick up the result of that food, from the road or the footpath.

Anyone who fails to clear up after their dog can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100. If the case goes to court this could cost the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1,000.

The law states that being unaware a dog has fouled or not having a suitable bag is not a reasonable excuse.

Please be considerate. Pick up the poo!

Milverton’s poodemic

Jasper’s Blog

Dog poopCalling all dogs, calling all dog owners!

It’s started happening again. Some of you naughty dog owners are leaving your dog poos all over the place.

It’s embarrassing, unacceptable and this foul practice is giving every one of us pooches a bad name. So we need to take the lead and train our anti-social owners to ‘pick it up’ after we’ve done our business. They are never too old to learn a new trick, and you should see the joy on their faces when they have learned to do it!



Take control dog walkers

We have noticed during the pandemic an increase in dog walkers which in itself is no problem at all. But this has also resulted in an increase in dogs off their leads and totally out of their owners/walkers control, sometimes the dog is nowhere near their owner/walker and they are oblivious to the actions of the dog.

This has become a frequent problem and came to a head recently when a dog chased two of our cats into the barn where they would have been trapped had it not been for the cat flap fitted at the rear through which they could escape.

What made matters worse was when the owner/walker eventually caught the dog they couldn’t understand why we were upset. This was just days after another incident where a terrier was caught chasing our horses around their field.

Today a dog came into our yard, initially we thought the dog did not have an owner/walker as we could not see anyone then we spotted a bobble hat disappearing down the bridleway, they had no idea their dog was harassing our cats. Could we remind all dog owners/walkers that if they are not able keep their dog(s) under close control and within sight to keep them on a lead, some land owners may not be as tolerant in similar circumstances.

Jane and Trevor Eastman
Kestrel Stables