Apart from being an unpleasant nuisance if you step in it, fall in it, cycle through it, or wheel your wheelchair through it, dog mess can also be a health hazard.
Both dog and cat faeces can contain the eggs of the roundworm 'Toxocara'. These eggs can survive in the soil for several years. If they are ingested or inhaled by humans, they may cause eye, liver, brain and respiratory problems such as asthma, hepatitis and epilepsy.
Children playing in fouled recreation areas are most at risk. Dog waste is also a potential health risk to farmers' livestock if you allow your dog to foul in their fields.
- Dog control
Information on Dogs
- Dog fouling FAQ's
FAQ on Dog Fouling
- Dog waste and dead animals
Information about dealing with dog waste and dead animals in Charnwood.
- Don't Muck Around 2017 Campaign
Information about the Council's Don't Muck Around Environmental Campaign
- Report dog fouling
Use this online form to report dog fouling on public land to Charnwood Borough Council.
- Street management