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Dog's paw cut by broken glass on the street

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My gripe is broken glass and how dangerous this debris can be for dogs.  My son's dog "Dandy", a spaniel has cut her paws several times now on broken glass in the streets near where we live.

Everywhere I walk with or without Dandy there is broken glass on pavement, parks and in the streets.  Why are people so irresponsible as to leave glass bottles around so that they get broken?  Dont they know how potentially harmful it is to kids and pets?

It's not just the fact that broken glass is a danger to dogs and the inevitable cuts on paws, it's also the thought that a child might end up falling on this glass and and cutting themselves badly.  In large enough quantities broken glass can do a lot of damage and there's certainly enough of it out there.

Broken glass I live opposite a cricket field were there are seats and young people use them to get drunk, especially at weekends.  Further down is the football field and at the very end are swings for the kids but the same happens there. At the end of the weekend theres always more broken glass.

The bin men recently got a pay rise, presumably because the men who brush the streets and parks etc. were on strike, but I haven't seen them about lately.  So I go out and pick up the broken glass myself so that the dog can be walked safely.  I carry a plastic bag, brush and shovel every time I go out because there's so much of it out there.

By: Dandygirl


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dog lover! so tasty

dog lover! so tasty

So many dogs so few recipes. Was a comment made by a comedian on the TV .
I would like to say there is not a problem with dogs, but there is a problem with dog owners. Dogs do not belong in towns, flats or small houses with little gardens. It is cruel keeping a dog in a town, they just don't belong there. Dogs are not toys or replacement or a substitute for human relationships. A Furby toy is a far more intelligent and much safer and they don't poo up the town, blind or poison children.
dog lover! so tasty
13th Dec 13 19:42

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Nick

Nick

Since dog sh1t is littering our streets, on the balance of things, this sounds just about right doesn't it?
Nick
11th Nov 13 14:12

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kandl

kandl

So dog poop can cause blindness and its disgusting when you step in it, it stinks and it should be pucked up. People get fined for not cleaning it up. so why not fine people for smashing glass all over? Smashed glass can cause harm too...
kandl
27th Mar 13 21:00

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kandl

kandl

Its not only dogs that suffer cuts from broken glass, its kids as well. Im forever having to steer my 4 year old around broken glass when were on our way to nursery. And why blame the child or dog for not watching where they are going when the glass shouldnt be there in the first place? Try telling the thick ***** that smash it all over in the first place!!
kandl
24th Mar 13 20:23

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Cleanup

Cleanup

Zero tolerance for dogs pooing everywhere. On the 2nd occasion the dog should be put down.
Cleanup
13th Dec 12 23:58

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Anon

Anon

In a well known Norfolk seaside town ( and I mean Well known) the council proudly announced in the local press that five people were successfully prosercuted in 2011 for dog fouling. The fines ranged from £25 to having small amounts taken from their benifits. Now thats what I call a deterrant for this disgusting, anti-social behavior. The council signs along the sea front warn of a £500 fine if caught, seems to me that the magistrates that hand out these fines are also bad dog owners.
Anon
26th Sep 12 10:32

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disillusioned

disillusioned

Hound Dog, you blame the "stupid mutt" for not looking where it was going but say nothing about the main subject here which is mindless half-wits who think it's a giggle to smash a bottle on the street?.....that ok presumably?

As for fouling, responsible dog owners are as appalled as the rest when it comes to people not picking it up - trust me.
disillusioned
24th Sep 12 13:56

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Clean Sion

Clean Sion

You inconsiderate ****!!!! again just getting off of a bus my wife stepped disgusting filthey dog sh!t...Because you lazy b....ds can't be bothed to own your pets properley...If you want ot own a dog F..king clean it up. If you live in my neighbourhood, I'm looking out for you and I'm coming for you...Look over your shoulder...Fines are in excess of £150...
Great joy recently when a dog sh!ttubg moron got fined over £1000 by being in denial that he let his turd dixpenser (dog) foul once too often on the public thoroghfare...I'm watching and going to dob in as many dog sh!t for brains moron as I can...You b.....ds...
Clean Sion
27th Jan 12 19:13

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Clean Sion

Clean Sion

Just to qualify my remarks...I never want to see a dog suffer...If an owner knows there is broken glass about, they are being irresponsible by taking the dog for a walk without first checking the route beforehand (your lookout sunshine, not the dog's)...If they cannot do this they should not own a pet!!! They should mentally map the "danger spots" and avoid them if they are truly pet lovers...If you don't care where you dog poos and don't give a sh1t about others walking in the sh1t, I can only hope that you have a seriously high vets bill in the future and with a little bit of luck may bankrupt you and make me feel better into the bargain...Here's hoping the austere times reduces the amount of dog poo on our streets...
Clean Sion
21st Dec 11 20:39

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thelord

thelord

Hound Dog you sh1t for brained moron........................
thelord
19th Sep 11 16:07

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Hound Dog

Hound Dog

Dogs are just as much to blame as their human counterparts.We are always quick to complain about dogs fouling the pavements & having to put up with stepping over their own mess.I blame the stupid dog.Stupid mutt should have looked where it was going.
Hound Dog
18th Jul 11 00:22

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Connor

Connor

I hate it too, where I live is normally quite a nice place until some people (Mid 30's I reckon) moved in down the road, always smashing bottles leaving cigarettes around and generally causing a nuisance. The dog walks have become a nightmare, every other day my poor dog has glass in her feet and I get really worried about it.

Also, don't just blame kids, I'm 18 and I'm nothing like that.
Connor
11th Jul 11 09:45

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Mrs speaker

Mrs speaker

Is it the sad and lonely who come to comment here....because if so I am one of them.
Mrs speaker
29th Jun 11 18:32

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Mrs speaker

Mrs speaker

Lucinda shambollocks what medication are you on eh.....
Mrs speaker
29th Jun 11 18:30

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lucinda shambollocks

lucinda shambollocks

Could you not buy your little chump some doggie shoes ????....our little pets are exposed to such dangers unfortunately..
lucinda shambollocks
28th Jun 11 17:42

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