Renfrewshire Council to crack down on dog fouling

Wednesday, 11th May 2011

Owners in Renfrewshire will have to make sure they remember poop bags as well as their dog collar and lead when they take their pooch out for a walk.

That is because the council has decided to clamp down on dog fouling, reports the Evening Times.

Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of the Council's Environment and Infrastructure Policy Board, told the news provider: "Allowing your dog to foul the street, a public park or play area is a form of anti-social behaviour.

"While the majority of dog owners clean up after their pet there are persistent offenders who do not think about other people in the community."

Over the coming year, wardens in Renfrewshire will target hot spots through signs and posters urging owners to clean up after their pup.

Should owners be caught leaving mess, they will be fined £40.

An owner in Brighton was recently fined by the local council for not keeping his Lakeland Terrier on a lead after an accident was caused.