Posted: Wed 23rd Mar 2016

Lambs Contaminated Due To Dog Fouling – Caerphilly

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 23rd, 2016

Officers and Caerphilly County Borough Council Community Safety Wardens are reminding dog owners to clean up after their pet. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dog fouling is a major concern to members of the public. Most recently farmers with livestock on Penyrheol mountain have been in touch expressing concerns following lambs sustaining damage to internal organs after grazing on contaminated grass. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Local PC Stuart Lewis said; “Dog fouling isn’t pleasant for anyone; it’s unsightly and presents a health risk to animals that could easily be prevented. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We ask that all dog owners are vigilant in picking up after their pet and disposing of it appropriately.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member Cllr Nigel George added, “Dog fouling is a serious environmental issue and one which has far reaching consequences. While the majority of dog owners are responsible, the fact remains that there is a small minority who are not. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I would encourage people to keep a keen eye out for those committing these types of environmental offences and to report them to us so they can be looked into”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Local Community Support Officers and local authority Community Safety Wardens and Enforcement Officers can issue a £75 fixed penalty notice for dog fouling. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To report instances of dog fouling or littering in Caerphilly county borough, please call 01443 866 566 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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