NEW DOG CONTROL ORDERS

NEW DOG CONTROL ORDERS

New measures to curb dog fouling and prevent problems with out of control dogs across Herefordshire came into force on 27 March 2018.

The Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for dog control, which has replaced the previous dog control orders, gives council enforcement officers and police officers powers to deal with dog owners who fail to properly control or clean up after their dogs in public open spaces.

Measures include offences requiring dog owners and walkers to:

• Clear up after their dog

• Keep their dog on a lead in some areas

• Put their dog on a lead when asked to

• Keep dogs out of some areas

People with assistance dogs are exempt from this PSPO.

Herefordshire Council asks members of the public to report incidents of dog fouling via https://myaccount.herefordshire.gov.uk/report-dog-poo  so that appropriate action can be taken.

The detail of the public spaces protection order for dog control can be found on Herefordshire Council website.