The Increasing Problem with Dog Fouling

Published: 03 June 2017

The problem of dog fouling was discussed at a recent council meeting. Councillors are most unhappy with the increase in dog fouling  and intend to take steps to combat this.
  • ALL dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
  • All dog owners know that they are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs
  • Pretending that you didn't see your dog do it is no excuse.
Be aware that dog fouling can (and will if you are caught) incur a maximum fine of £1,000.

Such irresponsible behaviour on the part of some dog owners sets a poor example for all. Dog faeces can carry extremely unpleasant diseases such as Toxicara Canis.

For the sake of the community - pick it up and dispose of it in a bin provided . Or better still, take it home and dispose if it in your own dustbin.
Follow this link to report dog mess to Herefordshire Council's Environment Dept. 

More information on one of the legal aspects of being a dog owner Dog Control orders.