Owners warned not to fall foul of Shrewsbury park faeces guidelines

Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

The majority of dog owners are a responsible lot who clean up after their beloved pets but it seems that local residents to a Shrewsbury park are less than impressed with the state of its grounds.

The Shropshire Star reports that residents have got so worked up about the amount of dog fouling in Copthorne Park that it has sparked a flurry of complaints to Shrewsbury Town Council.

As a result, town bosses have warned dog owners of potential fines of up to £1,000 if they fail to clean up after their furry friends.

A notice has been erected at the park gates to alert owners to the countryside officers who will hand out on-the-spot fines for those who do not act responsibly.

In addition to being a disgusting sight, dog faeces may hold the parasite Toxocara canis which can lead to blindness in youngsters.

So, next time you take your canine for its walkies, don't forget to bring the poop scoop alongside the dog collar and lead.