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Scarborough resident fined for dog fouling offence
resident has been taken to court and fined for a dog fouling
offence after investigations by Scarborough Borough Council’s Dog
Sarah Morris of Eastborough, Scarborough,
appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Friday 15 June and
was found guilty of an offence of allowing her dog to foul in
Eastborough, Scarborough and failing to pick up the faeces.
She was fined £200 with £120 costs and a
victim surcharge of £15.
Graham Hibberd, Scarborough Borough
Council’s Senior Dog Warden said: “The Dog Warden Service is
committed to investigating all cases of dog fouling and will
continue to vigorously enforce dog control legislation to ensure
that the whole borough is a clean and safe place for residents and
“The majority of dog owners are responsible
and I am sure that they would support action against the
irresponsible minority who fail to pick up faeces left by dogs in
public places which is not only unpleasant but can also transmit
disease to other dogs and humans.
“In addition to clearing up after their
dogs, owners also have a responsibility to ensure their pets are
controlled when in a public place.”
To report anyone you witness allowing their dog to foul in a
public place or any other dog related offences please contact the
council’s Dog Warden Service by either telephoning 01723 232323 or