Thursday, 31 March 2011

Dog Watch East Lothian

Why you must clean up after your dog

Cleaning up after your dog costs nothing and takes only a few seconds each time.  Failing to clean up after your dog can cost you a whole lot more!

  • Dog excrement carries disease
Toxocara, a type of worm found in most dogs, can lead to disease in humans, epilepsy and even permanent blindness - children are most at risk.
  • Dog excrement smells disgusting
Do you want your friends and family to put up with the smell of dog fouling on their shoes or clothes?
  • It's the decent thing to do
As a member of the community, you have a moral obligation to clean up after your dog.
  • It's the law
If you don't clean up after your dog, you could be given a £40 Fixed Penalty Fine or face a criminal conviction.

Remember, children often play in long grass so you must clean up after your dog wherever it fouls.

If you experience problems with other people failing to clean up after their dog, contact the Dog Watch team on:

01875 824305
or visit

Cuthill Park is a Dog Watch area

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