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The Oxhill News

March 2013

This months News



Dog Fowling in Public Places

The editors have recently been made aware by several Oxhill residents that dog fouling has unfortunately increased especially along Main Street and Whatcote Road.  The following timely statement from Stratford-on-Avon makes clear the legal responsibilities of all dog owners. 

The Fouling of Land by Dogs (District of Stratford-on-Avon) Order 2009.

The Fouling of Land by Dogs (District of Stratford-on-Avon) Order 2009 came into force from 1 April 2009. This Act means that it is illegal to fail to clear up after your dog if it fouls any land which is open to the air and to which the public have access including bridleways and public footpaths through farms. The penalty for contravening the Act is a Fixed Penalty Notice of 75 or failing to pay may result in a prosecution in the magistrates' court.

Under the Control of Dogs Order 1992, your dog must wear a collar with a tag or plate attached to it, inscribed with the owner's name and address, by law when it is out in a public place.  Dogs exempt of this law are working dogs, dogs on official duties, emergency or rescue work and registered guide dogs.  Dogs found out straying without a collar or tag may be seized by the dog warden under the Environmental Protection Act and if taken to kennels a fee will be required for its release.  We recommend Microchipping as a back up if your dog has gone missing so it is reunited as quickly as possible.

May I also take this opportunity to thank all the dog owners and walkers that do clear up after their dog/s by keeping your village free of dog mess.  If you require any further information please contact the dog warden on sophie.peacock@stratford-dc.gov.uk or call 01789 260839.

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