Pick up after your pooch!

It may not be your favourite job but always pick up after your dog, putting the bag into the bins provided or taking it home with you! And before you walk away from a pile of poop thinking it’s biodegradeable, think again… it’s illegal; it’s a pollutant (in the same health category as oil and toxic chemicals according to the EPA); it produces disease causing bacteria – just 30g of dog poo can contain over 23 million micro-organisms that can be directly transmitted to humans, especially children; worms and other parasites thrive in it (ringworm, roundworm, salmonella, E.Coli etc); it’s a food source for rats and it’s YOUR responsibility.

Please keep our village safe for all and especially for the many children and families who use the village hall playing field for sport & recreation.

Report it - The law requires owners to clean up after their dogs in public places and dog wardens will enforce this under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 with a fixed penalty of £50. Being prosecuted in court for allowing your dog to foul in a public place and failing to clean it up straight away has a maximum fine of £1000.

Contact the Wycombe District Dog Warden (service provided by SDK Environmental Ltd.) Tel: 01494 412 247

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