Council Urges Dog Owners To Clean Up After Their Pets

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Tipperary county Council is reminding Dog owners of their responsibility to clean up after their pets.

Dog fouling continues to be a serious problem on foot paths, parks and open spaces.

The council also highlight that dog excrement can cause an infection known as toxocariasis which can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures.

Those using prams, buggies or wheelchairs are also at risk of they come into contact with dog excrement.

The council is asking dog owners to avail of free mutt mitt bags distributed at 71 points across the county to collect the excrement and to dispose of it properly in a bin or to bring it home.

Offenders could face an on the spot fine of €150 or if convicted a maximum court fine of €3000 under the Litter Pollution Acts.

Data released last month showed that Tipperary County Council  had not issued a single fine for the offence in 2020, 2021 or to date in 2022 due to the difficulty in identifying the offenders involved.