Report dog fouling
It's an offence if the owner of a dog allows their animal to foul in a public place without clearing it up.
Failure to clean up after your dog in a public area is an offence which can result in an on-the-spot £100 fixed penalty or prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.
If you're a dog owner, you are responsible for cleaning up after your dog and disposing of dog mess safely.
The next time you are walking your dog, please:
- carry small disposal doggy bags to clean up after your pet
- carry bags to the nearest litter bin or park bin. Do not leave the bag near a tree base or in the road or a hedge - if you can't locate a bin then please dispose of the bag at home
- if you see someone else not picking up after their dog, please report it
Published: 24 December 2020
Last updated: 13 February 2024