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Dog Fouling

There has been a notable increase in the amount of dog fouling in the paths and open areas around Letham.

Here are 3 reasons why you should pick up your dog’s mess off paths, roads and verges (including farm tracks)

  • It’s ANTI SOCIAL. Nobody like standing in it, nobody likes seeing it, nobody likes smelling it. We are privileged to live in such a beautiful area and runners, cyclist and children frequently use the paths and tracks in the area.

 

  • It’s DANGEROUS. The Toxicara Roundworm is a toxocariasis-toxocara-roundwormparasite that exists naturally in most dogs but which is found in dog faeces. (This one has just eaten its way out of a child’s eye.) This can cause blindness, brain or liver damage. Children under 10 are most at risk.

 

  • Its ILLEGAL. The Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003 makes it an offence not to clear up after you. Not being aware of your dog defecating is not an excuse nor is not having a bag. The legislation applies to any public open place and only requires one eyewitness.

Please pick up your dogs mess and deposit in any of the village’s bins.