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 notice (currently £100 fine reduced to £75 if paid within 10 days). 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.
Dog Fouling Bag Dispensers
As part of ongoing work to keep the district clean and safe, Dover District Council in partnership with a leading dispensing station company has installed dog waste bag dispensers in 25 locations across the district.
The scheme is funded by sponsorship from local businesses and organisations, and the dispensers feature a display board, which allows companies to support the project by displaying their logo.
The dispensers can be found at the following locations:
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