Cardiff Council wants locals to use its app to take geolocated pictures of animal waste, allowing it to target its cleaning efforts.
The council added the functionality to report street cleansing issues including dog fouling, litter build-ups and dead animals in August 2019. It is promoting the function under the slogan ‘pap the poop’ as part of its wider Love Where You Live campaign.
“Animal faeces are also a danger to other dogs and humans. In dogs, Parvo disease can be transferred between animals which can be fatal,” said Councillor Michael Michael, cabinet member for clean streets, environment and recycling. “We ask all dog owners to clean up after their animal and if they see other animal mess on roads, parks or other open space, take a photo with your smart phone and send it through to us through the Cardiff App.”
The city launched its multi-purpose Cardiff App in June 2018. As well as reporting and locating environmental, road and pavement issues it can be used to check recycling and waste collection days, and access council tax accounts.
The app, which works in both English and Welsh, has been downloaded more than 5,000 times from Google’s Play store and is also available through Apple’s iOS app store.
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