Dog fouling

Whoopsies, doo-doos and poos are some of the cute names that are used to give a pleasant name to what is rather unpleasant subject.

Dog faeces

Despite our attempts to make light of the subject, it is a very serious matter which can affect most of us on a daily basis.

There are many reasons why it is necessary to clear up dog faeces and this page explains some of the most important.

It's the law - on 1 October 2017, The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order, in Salford, was converted to a Public Spaces Protection Order for a period of three years. Making it an offence for any person when being in charge of a dog on land to which the order applies, not to immediately remove faeces deposited by the dog at anytime.

It is dangerous - dog faeces carry many germs. A child who plays where a dog has fouled can pick up germs which lead to illness. In extreme cases this may result in blindness.

Do you feel that you could accept the responsibility of causing a young child to be blind for life?

It is anti-social - dog mess is offensive to look at. We have all at some time, had to step carefully when walking along the pavement. and had the obnoxious experience of actually treading in this mess.

If you don't clean up, you could get a fine - Salford City Council has implemented Public Spaces Protection Orders to control dog fouling across the city. These orders carry a fixed penalty of £100 for people who do not clean up after their dog. A discount is available for paying early. However, failing to pay could lead to a maximum penalty of £1,000 on conviction.

Read more about Public Spaces Protection Orders that relate to dog control.

Dog wardens carry out early morning and evening patrols in known areas where dog fouling has been reported to be a problem.

Report dog fouling

Who to contact

Environmental Services
Turnpike Depot
631 Eccles New Road
M50 1SW
Map to this location

This page was last updated on 15 June 2021

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