Warning to dog owners who do not scoop

Mansfield District Council is running a dog fouling campaign throughout May, targeting streets, parks and open spaces with known problems.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 7th May 2014, 7:02 pm
Community event.
Community event.

Throughout the month, neighbourhood wardens will be raising awareness of the campaign and handing out free dog poo bags to dog owners.

Window stickers designed by school children will be available to people living in properties located by roadsides and the Council’s dog mascot Scoop will be leading the way at local events.

Coun Mick Barton, portfolio holder for public protection, said: “It is totally unacceptable that dog owners refuse to clean up after their dogs when walking in public.

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“Dog mess not only looks unsightly, but poses a real health risk, particularly to children.

“It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any mess.”

“We want to send out a message to irresponsible dog owners that we are determined to crack down on dog fouling offences.

“We also want members of the public to help us identify and penalise offenders by reporting them to the Council or our neighbourhood wardens.

“Every report is important, because it helps the Council track where the hotspots are and informs us where enforcement and cleansing services are required.”

To report dog fouling in the Mansfield district, call 01623 463 463 or contact your local neighbourhood warden or Mansfield District Council’s Dog Control Officer.