Don't put up with it!
Allowing a dog to foul in a public space without cleaning it up is an act of environmental anti-social behaviour.
- It's the law for an owner, or person in charge of a dog, to pick up after it has fouled on public land.
- If they don't clean-up, they can be issued with an £80 fixed penalty notice.
- The maximum penalty is £1000 in a magistrates' court.
- Dog mess is unpleasant and can cause serious illness and blindness to people through an infection called toxocariasis, caused by worms found in dogs' intestines.
- Our Dog Welfare and Enforcement Service undertakes strategic enforcement in areas particularly affected by fouling.