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.
While most dog owners are caring, responsible individuals, there are still some people who do not clean up after their pets.
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.
*Registered blind people are not required to clean up after their guide dogs.