Estimates put the UK dog population between 6.5 and 7.4 million - that's an awful lot of excrement to be disposed of responsibly!
Much of the excrement is left on footpaths and in parks and where we can step or fall in it and when it covers pram wheels and wheelchairs.
As well as being unpleasant and unsightly, dog faeces can carry a parasite called Toxacara, which can cause an infection called 'Toxacara canis'. At its worst this infection can cause blindness.
A dog owner found breaking a dog control order may receive a fixed penalty notice (FPNs) from an Authorised officer of £75. Our guidelines for issuing FPNs can be found in our Dog Fouling Policy.
Always carry something to clear up after your dog. A simple plastic bag will do, or nappy bags are a cheap alternative. Even better, get biodegradable purpose made bags from any pet store or veterinary in Thurrock.
Do you 'bag it and bin it'?
Do you leave your dog's mess?
Then you are a public enemy and you may be fined. Always take a bag with you when you walk your dog - 'bag it and bin it'
There are no excuses, not cleaning up after your dog is anti-social and illegal. Please help keep Thurrock clean and green - 'bag it and bin it'!
Remember - always take a dog bag with you when you walk your dog. Leave one with the lead and you won't forget!