Carmarthenshire County Council reports that a man has been issued a penalty notice by its environmental enforcement officers for failing to clean up after his dog at Dafen pond.
When challenged, he told officers that he hadn’t see it. Nevertheless, he was issued with fixed a penalty notice for £75. If he fails to pay he could be prosecuted in the magistrates court where the maximum fine is £1,000.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “One of the most common complaints made to the council is about dog fouling.
“Our officers carry out patrols across the county but they have to be in the right place at the right time – so it can be difficult to actually catch people in the act. But anyone caught will be fined.
“Saying you didn’t see it or you have no bags on you is not an excuse. Dog mess left anywhere is not only a nuisance and very unpleasant, but it can have serious health implications.”
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