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Saints mascot Boots says it's time to stamp out dog fouling
10:53am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
SAINTS mascot Boots is spearheading a new campaign to stamp out dog fouling on the town’s streets and open spaces.
The health hazards posed by dog mess - and the attitude of owners who don’t clean up after their pets - are being highlighted as part of the new Foul Play drive launched by St Helens Council.
It’s in response to this year’s Community Safety Survey – which saw residents voting dog fouling as their biggest environmental anti-social concern.
Posters and flyers supporting the campaign will be distributed to vets’ surgeries, council buildings and pet stores.
Councillor Richard McCauley said: “Not clearing up after your dog is anti-social, selfish and an offence. Owners could receive an £80 fixed penalty notice, or if it goes to court, a maximum fine of £1,000!
“Free poop scoop bags are available from all libraries, housing providers, council offices and ranger bases in parks.”
The Dog Welfare Enforcement Team will be out and about across the borough, promoting the message during monthly roadshows and offering dog owners free microchipping services and health checks, in conjunction with the Dogs Trust.
Meet the team at the following locations from 10am - 3:30pm: • The Duckeries, Open Space Derbyshire Hill Road (23 October) • Holt Lane Open Space, Rainhill (18 November) For more information about the campaign contact the Dog Welfare Enforcement Team on: 01744 676338.
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