Dog walkers in Lochgelly are being reminded once again that people who do not pick up after their dogs have fouled will be issued with a £40 Fixed Penalty Notice.
Fife Council’s campaign continues against dog fouling featuring ‘Wanted’ signs to give members of the public information on how quickly to report dog walkers who break the law by allowing their pets to foul footpaths. These signs are proving extremely effective across Fife and appear at locations where dogs are walked regularly.
If a person witnesses someone not picking up after their dog has fouled, they are being asked to call 08451 55 00 22. It is every owner's duty to clean up after their dog - and there are no excuses. Fouling is extremely antisocial and totally unacceptable.
Councillor Pat Callaghan, Executive Spokesperson for Transportation & Environment said: “We want to emphasise the importance of responsible behaviour in dog owners. No member of the public wants to tread on dog poo. As well as it being antisocial, it’s also a health hazard.
”Over 70 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued last year in Fife. The majority of people fined paid, however a small number did not and Sheriff Officers recovered the money, arresting people’s wages in some instances.”
“He added: “Dog owners must be aware that this practice is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Fife. The message has to get through to irresponsible dog owners that they will be caught and fined.”
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