Dog walker faces £1,200 penalty for fouling offence

Dog walker faces £1,200 penalty for fouling offence

Dog walker faces £1,200 penalty for fouling offence

Dog walker faces £1,200 penalty for fouling offence

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A DOG walker has been ordered to pay more than £1,200 after failing to clean up after his pet fouled in a public place.

Rodney Joseph Shaw, aged 67, of Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, denied three charges when he appeared before St Helens Magistrates’ Court on Friday, August 1.

However, magistrates found the pensioner guilty of not cleaning up after his dog when it was out roaming on land near Wharf Road in December 2013, allowing his dog on a highway without an identification tag on its collar, and providing false or misleading information to an authorised officer.

Shaw was fined £600 for the fouling offence and ordered to pay £600 costs and a victim surcharge of £60.

St Helens Council’s cabinet member for environment and neighbourhoods, Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron, said: “Our dog wardens will continue to enforce the law with regard to dog fouling.

“The vast majority of dog owners are responsible, caring people but this case shows what can happen to those who aren’t.”

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3:14pm Tue 5 Aug 14

MrBenggo says...

Serves him right,good to see laws being enforced.
Serves him right,good to see laws being enforced. MrBenggo
  • Score: 6

3:37pm Tue 5 Aug 14

johnpicko says...

Meanwhile 2 teenage scumbags are fined £265 each for breaking a mans arm that`s justice for you sthelens style!
Meanwhile 2 teenage scumbags are fined £265 each for breaking a mans arm that`s justice for you sthelens style! johnpicko
  • Score: 17

4:05pm Tue 5 Aug 14

divasaint2013 says...

All very well, but what about horse riders? Wouldn't be the first pile of horse muck I've sidestepped on a pavement.....
All very well, but what about horse riders? Wouldn't be the first pile of horse muck I've sidestepped on a pavement..... divasaint2013
  • Score: 9

4:28pm Tue 5 Aug 14

MrBenggo says...

johnpicko wrote:
Meanwhile 2 teenage scumbags are fined £265 each for breaking a mans arm that`s justice for you sthelens style!
Johnpicko,
they always say,"where there is s##t there is brass"and this goes to prove it
[quote][p][bold]johnpicko[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile 2 teenage scumbags are fined £265 each for breaking a mans arm that`s justice for you sthelens style![/p][/quote]Johnpicko, they always say,"where there is s##t there is brass"and this goes to prove it MrBenggo
  • Score: 6

9:45pm Tue 5 Aug 14

lawman2004 says...

'“The vast majority of dog owners are responsible, caring people '... prove it. My experience is the vast majority of dog owners are selfish so and so's
'“The vast majority of dog owners are responsible, caring people '... prove it. My experience is the vast majority of dog owners are selfish so and so's lawman2004
  • Score: -5

9:13am Wed 6 Aug 14

Hughwithaview says...

Wait until the new Wardens start patrolling - then an "irresponsible" dog owner will be looking at a £60 on the spot fine. Looks like a good result for the people who refuse to "scoop their poop" - £60 instead of £1,200!
Wait until the new Wardens start patrolling - then an "irresponsible" dog owner will be looking at a £60 on the spot fine. Looks like a good result for the people who refuse to "scoop their poop" - £60 instead of £1,200! Hughwithaview
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Wed 6 Aug 14

kjd161 says...

johnpicko wrote:
Meanwhile 2 teenage scumbags are fined £265 each for breaking a mans arm that`s justice for you sthelens style!
Dead right john.
[quote][p][bold]johnpicko[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile 2 teenage scumbags are fined £265 each for breaking a mans arm that`s justice for you sthelens style![/p][/quote]Dead right john. kjd161
  • Score: 2

10:54am Sun 10 Aug 14

It's all a blur says...

Good!! Although there are several (mostly) responsible dog owners, we are fed up of stepping out of our house into a pile of muck. We actually caught the person who's dog was fouling up our drive and made him clean it up. Disgusting when our children stand in it while getting into the car! Glad to say he has been more careful since. It is the few that make a bad name for other dog owners.
As for the comment about the offenders getting away with a small fine for harming someone, that is so wrong, more should be done regarding incidents like that, the difference in action over dog fouling and someone being injured by thugs doesn't make sense, the law should come down a lot harder on scum like them.
Good!! Although there are several (mostly) responsible dog owners, we are fed up of stepping out of our house into a pile of muck. We actually caught the person who's dog was fouling up our drive and made him clean it up. Disgusting when our children stand in it while getting into the car! Glad to say he has been more careful since. It is the few that make a bad name for other dog owners. As for the comment about the offenders getting away with a small fine for harming someone, that is so wrong, more should be done regarding incidents like that, the difference in action over dog fouling and someone being injured by thugs doesn't make sense, the law should come down a lot harder on scum like them. It's all a blur
  • Score: 0

7:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

ChrisL37 says...

It sends out a good message that not cleaning up after your dogs will be taken seriously.

With the lads who broke a gentleman's arm and were fined £260 that sends out the wrong message completely.
It sends out a good message that not cleaning up after your dogs will be taken seriously. With the lads who broke a gentleman's arm and were fined £260 that sends out the wrong message completely. ChrisL37
  • Score: 0

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