Dog Fouling on Lewisham Streets is a high source of complaints – not only is it unpleasant, its also dangerous. The biggest threat to public health from dog excrement is toxocariasis (http://ow.ly/9dgFF ). This campaign will be tackled in conjunction with our housing partners and Safer Neighbourhood teams to remind owners that it is their responsibility to clear up fouling left by their dog.
Owners can dispose of their dog foul by using any general litter bin that can be found in many public areas. Most dog owners are very responsible, but we want the small minority of irresponsible dog owners to be very aware that we will not tolerate this behaviour. If you are caught failing to pick up after your dog you will be fined £75 and if unpaid, a court can impose a fine of up to £1,000.