Each day dogs produce vast amounts of excrement. Much of this is left on footpaths and playing fields and at best can cover shoes and clothes and at worst can lead to blindness due to an infection called 'Toxocara canis'.
Councils can now designate land under The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996. The designated land includes roads, footpaths, school playing fields, sports fields and parks. 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 £1,000. It is no defence to claim ignorance of the dog's actions.
It is every dog owners duty to clean up after their dog.
There are no excuses, fouling is unacceptable!
South Derbyshire District Council
Tel: 01283 595943
Online: Clean Team report form
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