A dog who loves to pick up litter on her walks has become the first dog to receive a mayoral […]
A dog who loves to pick up litter on her walks has become the first dog to receive a mayoral award in Worcester.
Daisy, 9, loves to sniff out cans of beer, plastic bottles and coffee cups in hedgerows, parks and along canals.
Instead of fetching sticks, she fetches pieces of litter and carries them home in her mouth.
Her owner Judy Owens, 70, from Diglis in Worcester, then stealthily removes them from the back garden and puts them in the recycling.
Daisy brings home at least two pieces of litter a day and owner, Judy, who owns her own boutique, estimated that over her eight years of collecting rubbish she has brought home nearly 5,000 pieces of litter for her to recycle.
Her owner was contacted by the Mayor and was asked to attend the council offices, where Daisy was awarded a mayoral seal in recognition of her contribution to keeping the local environment clean and tidy.
Judy said: ‘I wish Daisy understood how special she was and the award just marks what a special little dog she is.
‘She started picking up rubbish when she was around one and I think she discovered it by accident.’
Daisy has become famous in her local area as the ‘litter picking dog’ and is greeted in the street by fans.