Council combats dog fouling

Torridge District Council are cracking down on those allowing their dogs to foul in public places.

Torridge District Council has identified ‘hot spot’ areas for to combat dog fouling in the area.

Environmental Protection Manager, David Morgan, said: “Every year we receive hundreds of complaints about dog fouling. The Council takes a zero tolerance approach and we are encouraging local communities to get in touch if they can identify dog owners who haven’t cleared up after their dog.”

Authorised officers will issue a fixed penalty notice of �50 to anyone not cleaning up after their dog, and to those not disposing of the waste properly after picking it up.

Carl Caswell, Council Animal Welfare Officer, said: “We are aware that the vast majority of dog owners behave responsibly. This campaign is aimed at the small minority of owners who do not.”


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Anyone who spots offenders should report it to the council with the name, address, description, plus any other additional information such as location and times.

This can be reported to Environmental protection by calling 01237 428810 or emailing environmental.protection@torridge.gov.uk.

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