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Dog Fouling

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It is an offence for a dog owner not to immediately clear up after their dog has fouled in most open areas in Wiltshire.  Dog faeces left on the ground by irresponsible dog owners is not only unsightly and anti-social but also a potential health risk to young children.  The faeces should be bagged and either taken home by the dog owner or placed in a litter bin.

Some parishes have special bins for dog faeces but as long as the faeces has been bagged it can be placed in normal litter bins. To get the mess removed you can report instances online report an issue or call Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0107

Dog Wardens can also put up dog fouling signs or provide to Parish/Town Councils to erect themselves in their area.  Should you feel that more signs are needed in your neighbourhood you should first bring the matter to the attention of your Parish/Town Council secretary who may have signs available for erecting.

Where dog fouling is persistent, the dog wardens may patrol to give advice and if necessary take enforcement action by issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecution under the current dog control orders

Where more signs are needed or there is a greater problem, please report it to the Council on lostdogs@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Last updated: 18 March 2016

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