Two and a half years after Michael Fabricant teamed up with Labour MP, Bob
Blizzard, to empower councils to crack down on dog owners who allow their
pets to foul public areas, Lichfield District Council is launching a
campaign against such public nuisances. Michael Fabricant says "Dog
fouling is not just unsightly, it can cause blindness in children who play
in grass polluted by dog faeces. Every day, over a 1,000 tons of dog poo
are deposited on our nation’s streets and public areas. It’s not the dogs’
fault; it’s their owners who selfishly don’t clear up afterwards."
Lichfield District’s campaign is being supported by HomeZone, Lichfield
City Council, and Burntwood Town Council. There will be a poster campaign.
"But if anyone spots a pet owner who consistently allows their dog to foul
public areas, they should report it to the District Council immediately by
calling 01543 308999" adds Michael.
The Bill to allow councils to collect fines for use against dog foulers was
first discussed in Parliament on Tuesday 14th January 2002. The news
release can be found here.