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 - under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996, any person who permits a dog in their charge to foul any public area in the city of Salford is committing an offence.

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 adopted the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 which carries a fixed penalty of £80 for people who do not clean up after their dog. There is a further penalty of £1,000 if the fixed penalty is not paid.

Pay a fixed penalty notice

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 19 August 2019

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