International dog day: Loli helps clean up plastic at the beach

Dog helps clean up plastic pollution
Loli and Trish on the beach (Picture: Trish Brewster/ Caters)
Loli the Weimaraner helps to cut down on plastic pollution by playing fetch with it all and bringing it back to her owners.

On her daily walk, she picks up at least enough to fill one bin bag.

This very good doggo even fetches rubbish from the sea when she’s out in her owners small boat.

Her owners, Trish Brewster 54, and Yan Balewicz, 60, from started picking up bits of rubbish from the beach near her home in Glenelg, Scotland, when they walked her and soon she started copying them.
Trish, from York, is now sharing their story to help inspire other owners to start collecting plastic as if Loli, now 13, can do it, anyone can. She said: ‘It doesn’t matter where I am, I can’t walk past a piece of plastic without picking it up and over the years Loli has noticed this and now she helps find rubbish that I wouldn’t otherwise notice.

‘Loli will run off down the beach and come back with plastic bottles for us to take home and recycle.

‘There’s a lot less rubbish in our area now we’ve started collecting everything and anything we see as waste.

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‘Loli very intelligent dog and she loves helping both me and Yan collect the rubbish.

PIC BY (PICTURED: Loli dragging a tent in from the water, the tent was left as litter) This intelligent Weimaraner has cracked down on plastic pollution after copying her owners by collecting rubbish across UK beaches. Pooch Loli now spends her entire walk collecting waste in a bid to help her owners, Trish Brewster 54, and Yan Balewicz, 60. Loli collects atleast one bin bag full of rubbish every day while on the beach front at their holiday home in Glenelg, Scotland. But Loli doesnt stop at just collecting plastic waste on land, she also collects rubbish while shes out at sea in her owners small boat. Trish, from York, is now sharing their story to help inspire other owners to start collecting plastic as if Loli, now 13, can do it, anyone can. SEE CATERS COPY.
Loli dragging a tent in from the water (Picture:Trish Brewster/ Caters)

‘After most walks we have atleast one bag full of plastic and other waste, a lot of it is netting that has washed up from the sea.

Loli’s favourite thing to do is go out on the boat and look out for dolphins.

‘But if she spots some rubbish such as balloons or netting along the way, she’s the first to jump in and retrieve it.’

Trish says it’s shocking how much plastic is dumped across the UK and hopes Loli’s story inspires other owners to take action.

She added: ‘We’ve seen seals dead on the beach due to plastic pollution and it’s heart-breaking.

‘I absolutely love animals and to see that humans are causing them so much harm by simply not recycling or using less plastic is awful.

PIC BY (PICTURED: Loli on the beach) This intelligent Weimaraner has cracked down on plastic pollution after copying her owners by collecting rubbish across UK beaches. Pooch Loli now spends her entire walk collecting waste in a bid to help her owners, Trish Brewster 54, and Yan Balewicz, 60. Loli collects atleast one bin bag full of rubbish every day while on the beach front at their holiday home in Glenelg, Scotland. But Loli doesnt stop at just collecting plastic waste on land, she also collects rubbish while shes out at sea in her owners small boat. Trish, from York, is now sharing their story to help inspire other owners to start collecting plastic as if Loli, now 13, can do it, anyone can. SEE CATERS COPY.
Loli on the beach (Picture: Trish Brewster/ Caters)

‘We do our bit by ensuring the beaches near our cottage are as clean as they possibly can be but it’s going to take more than just me, Loli and Yan, a retired engineer, to make any drastic changes across the country.

‘People should know better than to leave plastic waste anywhere near our oceans.

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‘If Loli can do her bit by collecting waste then there’s no reason why everyone else can’t help.’

Since Trish began collecting rubbish six years ago she has recycled over a 1000 bags of waste.

She said: ‘It has become a bit of a habit nowadays and it does drive Yan crazy at times.

‘We can be on the boat and I’ll spot something floating in the distance and regardless of what direction we are going in, I will ensure it’s not left in the sea.

‘It makes me proud that Loli has begun copying us and is now actively helping us to live in a cleaner area.’

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