Britain’s most environmentally friendly dog has begun collecting rubbish on her walks – and has learned which RECYCLING bin to put them in when she gets back home.
Fran Hodges, 51, has dubbed her pet pooch Paris as a “one-dog recycling machine” after she began collecting plastic bottles and pieces of litter while out on walks.
After collecting the discarded items Boxer Paris would take what she had collected back to her home, and put them straight in the correct recycling box.
Now Fran, from Bodmin, Cornwall, has created a Facebook page to highlight her dog’s unusual habit, which she likens to a real life Womble.
The Facebook page, titled ‘Paris Wombling Page – One dog against the litterbugs’, is regularly updated with Paris’ most recent finds, and has already proved popular.
Fran said: “She insists on searching out plastic bottles, glass bottles, drink cans, plastic cups and wood – basically anything that is littering the roads we walk along.
“She then carries the object all the way around our route, however long, until we reach the recycling bin nearest to our home.”
“She’s a bit of a celebrity with friends and colleagues.”
“They suggested I consider sending her to clean up the pink plastic bottles that washed up recently.”
Many visitors have taken to the site to praise Paris for being so environmentally minded.
Loz Hosken wrote: “I think Paris deserve a treat” and Claire Barlow wrote: “I have always been a fan of the womblings of Paris! Such fun!”