Crack down on dog fouling
3:27pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
Dyfed-Powys Police is listening to community issues and cracking down on dog fouling, following a variety of concerns raised by the public.
They have joined forces with Local Authority Dog Wardens to launch Op Clean Up! The initiative, which took place in Aberaeron on January 17 and 18, is aimed to have a two-fold approach.
In addition to encourage dog owners to get into the habit of cleaning up after their pets, Officers will also be issuing Fixed-Penalty Notices to members of the public if they are seen not picking up after their dogs.
Officers from the Aberaeron Neighbourhood Policing Team will be handing out information leaflets to highlight ways to combat dog fouling and the significant health implications in regards to dog-owners removing their animals’ waste from pedestrian areas – and therefore safeguarding the local environment.
Police would also like to remind people that it is an offence to allow your dog to foul a public place and that there are bins provided to demonstrate responsibility.
PC Sharon Thomas said: “Of course a majority of dog owners are responsible. And we would urge dog-owners who do collect after their pets to either place their dog bags in a bin or take it home and to dispose of appropriately.
“Leaving bagged dog mess on the ground or throwing the bags into the undergrowth can cause serious environmental problems. With more of the community helping us we could effectively combat this issue.”