A professional dog walker in the Moorlands has sent out a warning to those with pooches after nearly walking over discarded board pins with a client’s canine. Jake Hooker of Sit, Stay & Play came across the sharp objects last Wednesday (March 2) while strolling along Cecilly Brook’s public footpath in Cheadle.
A professional dog walker in the Moorlands has sent out a warning to those with pooches after nearly walking over discarded board pins with a client’s canine.
Jake Hooker of Sit, Stay & Play came across the sharp objects last Wednesday (March 2) while strolling along Cecilly Brook’s public footpath in Cheadle.
Explaining what unfolded, the 26-year-old told the Times & Echo: “I moved onto the grass to let another dog walker past.
“I noticed what I thought to be golden sequins on the floor, luckily I hadn’t walked over them with the dog.
“Upon closer inspection I was shocked to see that they were notice board pins. I’d estimate there was around 50 and some had scattered across the path itself.”
He added: “I figured the only option was to pick them up as they were a danger to dogs, the other local wildlife and kids who play by the brook.
“Even a small pin in a paw could lead to an infection and vets bills costing hundreds of pounds, not to mention to them being unable to walk back to the closest road.”
Jake told of how he frequently comes across dangerous items discarded in public spaces while out walking dogs, and wanted to alert fellow canine walkers about keeping an eye out for such items.
He said: “I come across so many hazards on a daily basis including half-eaten food, such as chocolate which is poisonous to dogs, along with broken bottles and glass shards.
“I’ve seen bottles of spirits still half-full and used Covid test kits left on the floor when a bin is within a few meters.
“I’d like to warn other local walkers to watch what’s on the paths as some of these things, like the pins, aren’t easily spotted.”
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