Warning over dog fouling

Dog owners who allow their pets to foul public areas are being warned that they face substantial penalties.

The warning follows the recent prosecution of a man who allowed his dog to persistently foul an alley behind his home in Old Swan.

Michael Kehoe, of Ronald Street, Old Swan, was fined £200 and ordered to pay £95  costs by Liverpool magistrates. The case was proved in his absence.

Local Councillor Joanne Calvert said:   “Responsible dog owners clean up after their pets but there are a minority of owners who allow their dogs to foul pavements and other areas.

“This is not only anti-social behaviour but it presents a potential health hazard and we will do what we can to stop it happening. Our enforcement teams will attempt to  identify and take action against owners.

“The recent court case shows that we are determined to take action and the penalties imposed by the court should act as a warning to those irresponsible dog owners of the consequences of allowing their pets to foul.”