Dog fouling - no messing!
No messing!We’ve had enough of dog fouling across the district, and we know you have too. No messing! It’s not nice.
Toxocariasis can take an ocular form which means that the worm larva becomes trapped in the eye which can cause visual impairment and possible blindness. It is thought that young children are at a higher risk of developing Toxocariasis, as they are more likely to come into contact with soil or sand that contains dog mess.
If you don’t clear up after your dog you are liable for a £80 fixed penalty notice (£60 if paid within 10 days). If you don’t pay the fixed penalty, action in magistrates' courts could result in a fine of up to £1000, on conviction.
As well as cleaning up mess after others, we talk to dog walkers, offer advice and encourage people to preserve our beautiful region by cleaning up after their pets.
Want to get involved?
You can help too – if you see any instances of dog fouling –report it! Give us plenty of detail so we can act and issue fines where necessary.
Community Dog Wardens set to be recruited soon in a bid to help us tackle dog fouling across the district. Members of the public will take on local patrols to educate and inform dog owners and will report back with information that we can act on. If you are interested in becoming a Community Dog Warden and would like some more information, please contact the Environmental Protection team on 01263 516085.
Tel: 01263 516085