It is against the law to allow a dog to foul in a public place and make no attempt to clean up after it. If caught owners can face a Fixed Penalty Fine.
The dangers of dog mess
As well as being unpleasant, dog fouling is also a serious health hazard. Dog mess carries potential diseases for both humans and dogs:
- Toxocara T Canis is a serious infection which can potentially cause severe eye infection and, in the most serious cases, make humans go blind. Children are most at risk;
- Parvo is a potentially fatal disease which is transferred between dogs.
Reporting dog mess on the public highway
The council is working in partnership with Veolia to remove dog mess from the public highway, within 24 hours of the reports being received.
To report dog mess, please contact the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre:
Tel: 020 8885 7700
The Contact Centre is open 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Let us know about dog fouling in your area
If you are aware of a problem area for dog fouling, please report it to our Neighbourhood Action Team, letting us know when and where the problem seems to occur to enable us to target our work You can email us at email@example.com
Residents should not approach irresponsible dog owners directly, and are not expected to give the person's address unless they're already known as a problem owner.
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