Take two bags – or face fine

Dog own­ers warned to go pre­pared Ex­clu­sive

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Front Page - By Gerry War­ren

Dog walk­ers in Can­ter­bury will soon face an £80 fine for not hav­ing at least two waste bags on them to pick up af­ter their pets.

The city council is launch­ing a new crack­down on the prob­lem af­ter ad­mit­ting it has only tick­eted one of­fender for dog foul­ing in three years.

Now it is in­tro­duc­ing a new scheme which will place the re­spon­si­bil­ity on own­ers to be pre­pared when out walk­ing their dogs.

The council says the prob­lem has been catch­ing of­fend­ers in the act but it hopes to have found a so­lu­tion to the prob­lem of dog mess on pave­ments and in parks.

But a dog char­ity says it is deeply con­cerned and has branded the new or­ders “a sledge­ham­mer to crack a nut”.

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