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Dog mess and dead animals

Dog mess is unhealthy, anti-social, unpleasant and can potentially transfer disease to humans via the Toxocara roundworm whose eggs live in dog mess.

If children come in contact with the eggs they can cause an upset stomach, sore throat, asthma and in rare cases, blindness. The eggs can stay alive in the soil for many years.

Reporting dog mess

If you see someone not cleaning up after their dog, please report it to us. All reports are dealt with in confidence.

Report dog mess

You can also use the Love Clean Streets app to report dog mess.

Paying a dog mess penalty

It is an offence not to clean up after your dog has fouled. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not clear up after your dog.

Pay for a dog fouling penalty