A new initiative has been launched across South Birmingham to remind dog owners to clear up after their pets.
Supported by Birmingham City Council dog wardens and South Birmingham Community Safety Partnership, the high visibility tactic will see messages stenciled in luminous paint onto paths telling owners to “Clean It Up” and advising that they can be fined up to £1,000 for failing to clean up after their dogs.
The Clean it up stencils will be used at known hot spots for 5-6 weeks at a time and it is hoped that during this period dog fouling will decrease in problem areas.
New dog control orders which came in to force last month mean that owners who don’t clean up after their pets can expect on the spot fixed penalty notices and fines of £80. Failure to pay the fixed penalty could result in prosecution and a maximum fine of £1,000.
If the initial trial of the stenciled messages is successful in Birmingham South, it will be considered for roll-out across the rest of the City.
To report concerns about dog fouling or any other concerns about dogs, visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/straydogs or call 0121 303 6007.