Dog faeces (waste) may contain worms which can cause serious eye disorders in children and adults. Regular worming can help reduce the likelihood of worms in faeces.
Faeces is unpleasant to stand in, but also, think about blind people and people with wheelchairs and pushchairs or prams.
The Council introduced a Dog Control Order (hyper link to DCO) with effect from April 2010 making it an offence for the person in control of a dog to not to remove faeces from land immediately after the dog has fouled.
Cannock Chase District Council can prosecute a person in control of a dog if they fail to remove the faeces forthwith (immediately) after the dog has fouled. Alternatively, the Council may issue a £75 Fixed Penalty. Council Enforcement Officers patrol the district and will issue anyone caught breaking the law with a Fixed Penalty Notice.
Last Updated: 17/01/2019