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Summermix 2016

A Dog Owners Responsibility

All owners/walkers have responsibilities in the community and should not allow their pets to foul indiscriminately. This is an offensive act to other people and in the eyes of the law, which is governed by the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Fouling is one of the main complaints levelled against dog owners/walkers particularly in urban areas. It is not difficult to train the dog to relieve itself (urinate and defecate) on command. Ideally this should be on the owners premises or simply bagged up and disposed of in the bins provided. Dog waste can now be placed in the same bin as normal waste.

Microchips

From 6 April 2016 it is a legal requirement for a dog to have a microchip, containing up to date information about it's owner. The dog should also be wearing a collar and tag.

If your dog is not microchipped we can issue you with a legal notice which could result in a fine of up to £500.