Dog fouling campaign is back again

A dog fouling campaign that led to double the amount of online reports from the public, has returned.

The latest phase of the county-wide campaign to raise awareness about dog fouling and the problems it can cause for communities started at various schools around the county during the final week of term.

Pupils took part in assemblies where they learned about the health risks associated with dog fouling with Malcolm, an animal welfare officer.

The ‘don’t stand for it’ initiative sees Northumberland County Council continue to adopt a zero tolerance approach to dog fouling throughout the county.

Officers from the council’s public protection service will be carrying out enforcement operations throughout the summer across Northumberland.

Coun Dave Ledger, deputy leader at the council, said: “Last year we handed out over 100 fines and prosecuted several offenders.

“There will be a zero tolerance approach to those who do not pick up.”

Call the council on 0845 600 6400 or by email to report an offender.