Dog Fouling Day Of Action – D&G Council Need Your Help!

Dumfries and Galloways Council’s Resilience and Community Safety Team is planning a dedicated Day of Action specifically relating to dog fouling in the Lochar Ward next week.
The dedicated day, which will take place between 13th and 17th of February, will see Community Safety Officers out in force to tackle irresponsible dog owners who fail to pick up after their dogs.
Areas that will be under the spotlight include Heathhall, Locharbriggs, Collin and Auldgirth, as well as other areas that, thanks to information received by the public, we are able to identify as dog fouling problem areas.
Councillor Tom McAughtrie, who Chairs the Council’s Communities Committee said ahead of the action day;
Dog fouling is the biggest complaint our Council receives. We are a listening Council, and will continue to do all we can to address the concerns of the public. We will tackle a different Ward each month in a bid to get our parks and pavements cleared of this disgusting mess. Officers will be on patrol to hand out fines and remind dog owners of their responsibilities.
The Community Safety team need help from the public to assist them to catch the people who fail to clean up after their dog. Information such as description of people/dog, times and even names of those they believe may be responsible are all vital and assist officers to dedicate the resources in a particular area.. Any information received is treated in the strictest of confidence.
To contact the team, either call 030 33 33 3000, visit the ‘Report It’ section of www.dumgal.gov.uk or email [email protected]


Dog fouling. It is an offence to allow a dog, which you a responsible for, to foul and not clear it up immediately when in a public place such as: footways and paths, including public footpaths.


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