Warning over broken glass on streets after puppy is injured

German Shepherd puppy Rory cut his paw while walking along a walkway.

Warning over broken glass on Hamilton streets after German Shephard is injured LDRS

South Lanarkshire Council is appealing to the public to discard broken glass accordingly after a local dog was injured.

The council has warned locals of the devastating impact broken glass can have on people and their pets. 

Just recently, a local German Shepherd puppy named Rory cut his paw on the “Black Path” woodland walkway in Meikle Earnock in Hamilton when his owner Jane was walking with her other dogs and Rory ran ahead and cut his paw on glass.

Jane said: “It made me so angry as it’s a lovely, safe walk away from traffic and it’s hard to see any glass because of the grass and plants.

“Now I am nervous about going back there on my own with the dogs in case anything else happens.”

And Davie McLachlan chair of the housing and technical resources committee, said: “Throwing away any rubbish is something that none of us should be doing.

“For the people who continue to do this however, they must accept that this mindless disregard for others can have serious consequences.

“Thankfully Rory’s injuries weren’t too serious, but other pets and wild animals might not be so lucky.

“And of course, there is also the very real danger that young children, and indeed anyone, can fall and cut themselves on broken glass thoughtlessly thrown away.

“So please, always put your rubbish in the bins that the council provides in its public spaces. And if there is none to hand, please take your waste home and put it in the domestic and recycling bins that every home has for that purpose.

“It’s your community, your people and your space. So, let’s all enjoy it together.”

The council is urging locals to report anti-social behaviour on 0800 389 1105 or to email the team on asb.housing@southlanarkshire.gov.uk. 

Or the police can be contacted on 101 for any anti-social behaviour issues or in an emergency call 999.

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