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Denbighshire County Council is clamping down on dog fouling

AS PART of Denbighshire County Council’s community safety and area improvements, the Public Protection team have been working hard to ensure that dog owners are being responsible when cleaning up after their pets.

The majority of dog owners correctly dispose of their dog’s mess, however unfortunately there is a minority of people who don’t, and this needs to be addressed.

Dog fouling and associated failures to keep dogs under control is a criminal offence. Dog fouling is also a health risk. It is very important that we look after our surroundings and deal with these matters seriously.

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 mess should be collected immediately and be disposed of 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 clean up their pet’s mess

Denbighshire County Council would also remind the public that they can provide witness statements to 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 online at https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/environmental-health/dog-issues/dog-issues.aspx