Is dog fouling a problem in your area?
- Are irresponsible dog walkers just walking away and ignoring their responsibilities - endangering public health and putting children at risk?
- We want to empower local communities to build a strong defence and show the red card to dog fouling in their neighbourhoods.
- Report dog fouling in confidence today and we will help you get it sorted
Advice for dog owners and handlers
It is illegal not to clean up after your dog, or any dog you are in control of, has fouled the footpath or any other land open to the Public. Dog fouling is a nuisance and can also be a danger, particularly to young children, as it can lead to serious illnesses such as Toxocariasis (round worm infection).
Failure to clean up after a dog in your charge will lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice, similar to a parking ticket, for £100, or prosecution, which may lead to a fine of £1,000 plus costs. It is not an acceptable defence to claim ignorance of the dog’s actions or that you did not carry means to dispose of the fouling at the time. Failure to give an authorised Officer your name and address on request in relation to dog fouling is an offence which may lead to a further fine of £1,000 plus costs.
What we would ask of you
- Report irresponsible dog owners to our Dog Wardens or Waste Enforcement Officers on 01639 686868 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide us with as much information as possible about the dog, dog owner, and the times and locations the owner regularly walks the dog
- Be a responsible dog owner and carry disposable bags to ensure you can clean up after your dog using the Dog Fouling bins, keep your dog under control at all times, keep your dog out of dog restricted areas, and do not allow the dog out alone