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Saturday, April 3, 2021

County announces clamp-down on dog fouling offenders

As part of Denbighshire County Council's community safety and area improvements, the Public Protection team has been working to ensure that dog owners are being responsible when cleaning up after their pets.

They say that the majority of owners correctly dispose of their dog’s mess but there is a minority of people who don’t and that this needs to be addressed.

Dog fouling and associated failures to keep dogs under control is a criminal offence. 

Gareth Roberts, Public Protection, Regeneration & Economic Development Manager, said: "We are clamping down on individuals who think it is acceptable to leave their dogs business on streets and green spaces within the county, to protect our people and our environment.

"Every dog owner can help with the efforts to protect public health and the environment by simply clearing up after their pets. If you witness an offender, we would encourage you to report them.

"A big thank you to all responsible pet owners who are already supporting area safety improvements by clearing up after their dogs."

All dog foul should be collected immediately and be disposed in any public litter bin. 

Officers will be patrolling areas throughout the county and they will continue to hand out fixed penalty notices to fine those who fail to clear their pet’s mess

Denbighshire County Council has also reminded the public that they can provide witness statements to the council about any incidents of dog fouling that they observe. These statements can be used to help prosecute offenders.

* To report a dog fouling incident in your area please contact our Customer contact Centre for free on 0800 2300 234 or report it on line through our website

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