Declaring war on dog fouling

Sandwell Council is launching a hard-hitting poster campaign as part of its 'zero tolerance' approach to dog mess. Bold posters are being put up around the borough, including at parks, open spaces and dog mess 'hot spots' to raise awareness and help tackle the problem.

The campaign is backed by tough enforcement and education – with council wardens having issued more than 70 £75 fines in recent months and handed out thousands of dog mess bags.

Council Leader Darren Cooper said… “The campaign is being launched now because this is the peak season for dog fouling complaints in Sandwell. And we want to make sure our parks and open spaces are clean and safe to encourage as many people as possible to use them as we head towards spring.

As well as being the number one priority many people keep reporting to us, dog fouling is a health hazard, especially to children and young people who play in our parks and open spaces, and it costs thousands every year to clean up.

The vast majority of dog owners are responsible – but we need to get the message through to the small minority of irresponsible dog owners that the council and local residents are not prepared to put up with this any longer”

The vast majority of dog owners are responsible – but we need to get the message through to the small minority of irresponsible dog owners that the council and local residents are not prepared to put up with this any longer”

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4 Responses to Declaring war on dog fouling

  1. David says:

    Should have been done many years ago

  2. Sally says:

    Hopefully it will make a difference. I’m fed up of cleaning dog mess off my shoes, my son’s shoes or the pushchair wheels. People must know when their dog has done a poo right in the middle of a pavement, so why don’t they clean it up!!!

  3. Will i be able to get one of the posters to place outside my house, as some dogs think that the frontage of my house is a dogs toilet !!!!!

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