Be aware if you don’t pick up after your dog has fouled – Wrexham Council have announced plans to crackdown on owners who do not pick up their dog’s poo.
Over the coming weeks hotspots will be targeted, with members of the public being urged to report instances of dog fouling.
The crackdown comes as a result of a series of complaints, with Lead Member for Environment and Transport, Cllr David A Bithell, stating that it is clear “people are fed up of dog owners who refuse to pick up after their dog has fouled”.
While the vast majority of dog owners clear up after their pets, there are a few exceptions to the rules who leave the waste on pavements and in country parks. This can be hazardous to others, particularly if stepped in.
Not picking up your dog’s waste is an offence and which could be met with a £75 fine if offenders are caught and we’re about to clampdown on offenders.
Enforcement officers will be paying particular attention to dog fouling in the coming weeks and will not hesitate to hand out a fine to offenders.
Cllr Bithell said: “I have received lots of complaints recently and it’s clear that people are fed up of those dog owners who refuse to pick up after their dog has fouled.
“I’m asking officers to pay this offence particular attention over the next few weeks and those who currently aren’t picking up should think seriously about their disregard for their environment and fellow dog owners and avoid a £75 fine.
“Responsible dog owners will have nothing to fear from this clampdown”
Wrexham Council are asking you to report instances of dog fouling so we can target hot spot areas. Please report offences via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, online at the Wrexham Council website or by telephone 01978 298989.