A woman from Mile Oak has been ordered to pay almost £2,500 for not clearing up dog poo in her garden.

Dog poo in the garden in Mile Oak

Danielle O’Shea, of Affleck Avenue, was ordered to pay a fine and court costs for failing to comply with a community protection notice.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Magistrates Court heard that the 39-year-old had been issued with the notice by Lichfield District Council after complaints about dog faeces in her garden.

But after failing to clear it up, she was fined £1,000, ordered her to pay court costs of £1,372, and a victim surcharge of £100 – a total financial penalty of £2,472.

Cllr Angela Lax, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member responsible for regulatory services, said:

“We gave Ms O’Shea every chance to clean up after her dog, but this didn’t happen and it continued to have a serious impact on her neighbours’ quality of life.

“This is why we took the case forward to prosecution, and we hope the successful outcome and resulting fine will act as a deterrent to anyone who does not take proper responsibility for their dogs or their property.”

Cllr Angela Lax, Lichfield District Council

Issues such as dog fouling or anti-social behaviour can be reported at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/report.

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3 Comments

  1. I didn’t know this was a thing. Our next door neighbour has hundreds of turds in their back garden all the time. I don’t know how they move around. Fortunately we have no issues from it, other than it being disgusting. We did get a letter drom the council saying rats have been spotted in the area. We’re on a new estate only built 7 years ago. They’re a nice young couple too.

  2. Why have a dog and not look after it’s health and welfare obviously not walking the dog but dose this save on the amount of poo not picked up of footpaths if they keep it in back garden

  3. That is just disgusting. If you can’t keep an animal clean then you aren’t looking after it properly. That includes cleaning up its mess. They mustn’t ever walk the poor thing either if the garden looks like that. Surely that’s animal cruelty?? I can only imagine what the inside of the house must be like. Disgusting.

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