BRUNETE, Spain — A small town in Spain is gaining international fame for its strategy to shame people into picking up after their dogs.
Earlier this spring, a group of volunteers roamed the town in search of people who hadn’t done so. The volunteer would then ask for the dog’s name, pick up the deposit and look up the dog and owner in the town’s listing.
Then, the dog’s owner receives a visit with a package. Turns out, the package has the forgotten doggy droppings inside.
Since the campaign began, the city reports a 70 percent drop in the amount of surprises in the streets.
Our Robb Westaby demonstrates the public shaming by delivering a similar-looking package to Mike Avery and Sarah Brodhead during FOX 17 Morning News.