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Animal fouling and dead animals

Each day dogs produce large amounts of excrement. Much of this is left on footpaths and playing fields which at best can cover shoes and clothes and at worst can cause blindness due to an infection called 'Toxocara canis'.

Report animal fouling or a dead animal starting from a map or on your mobile using one of the websites or apps below:

We now designate some areas of land where it is an offence for a dog owner not to clean up after their dog in these areas. Failure to comply can result in a prosecution and fine up to £1000. It is no defence to claim ignorance of the dog's actions.

Dead animals

You can report a dead animal in a public area or street and we will remove it. We also remove dead animals from the gardens of private residences

Keep dog excrement off our streets and parks

  • If you have a garden encourage the dog to go there. You can then bury the mess or alternatively clean it up and bin it.
  • If you walk your dog, always carry the means to clear up after your dog . A simple plastic bag will do the trick or get a poop scoop from your local pet shop; remember to take a bag or poop scoop like you'd remember a lead.
  • Every time your dog fouls, bag it and bin it. Take the poop scoop home and dispose of it there. Rain does not wash the problem away
  • Never let your dog out alone.
  • It is every dog owner's duty to clean up after their dog. There are no excuses - fouling is unacceptable!
 

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