The new cards designed to identify dog poo hotspots

A new awareness campaign is aiming to clamp down on owners who don’t clean up after their dogs in Lichfield and Burntwood.

The new cards designed to identify dog poo hotspots

Lichfield District Council is delivering cards to homes in hotspots across the area urging residents to help identify those responsible.

People will be asked to provide times, locations and descriptions of dogs and their owners to help improve the chances of hitting culprits with a fixed penalty notice of up to £80.

Councillor Doug Pullen, Cabinet member for regulatory services, housing and wellbeing, said: “In survey after survey, dog fouling is always one of the top community complaints, and we know that most dog owners take their responsibilities very seriously and clean up after their animals.

“However, if just one person does not remove their dog’s mess repeatedly, it can blight local neighbourhoods.

“Through our new targeted approach, we hope that communities will come together to help us put an end to dog fouling left on streets and green spaces, and that our postcards reinforce the message to dog owners that they must always clean up after their dogs.”

To report a dog fouling hotspot visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/reportit, email pollution@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call 01543 308725.

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