Apart from the obvious unpleasant effects of dog fouling there are potential health risks. Dogs can be affected by several types of worm, one of which can cause serious illness in children.
It is important that you:
- clear dog mess from public places and your own garden
- worm your dog every 6 months
- wash your hands after playing with dogs
- train your dog to go at home and take a plastic bag and poop scoop when you go out
It is an offence for any person in charge of a dog not to remove any faeces deposited by a dog in their charge.
Anyone found guilty of an offence will be issued with a fixed penalty ticket (currently £75 fine). This gives an opportunity to discharge liability to prosecution.
Should the fine not be paid, or offences be persistent we may prosecute with a maximum fine of £1000.
Fixed Penalty Notices