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Please Clear Up After Your Dog!

While most dog owners are caring, responsible individuals, there are still some people who do not clean up after their pets. 

Dog mess is the most unacceptable and offensive type of litter on our streets.

Dog fouling is not only deeply unpleasant, it is dangerous. Whilst rare, contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis – a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures.

Anyone who fails to clear up after their dog can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100. If the case goes to court this could cost the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1,000.  The law states that being unaware a dog has fouled or not having a suitable bag is not a reasonable excuse.