Page last updated on 05/4/2011
Man fined for dog fouling offence through vehicle registration
A MAN who failed to clean up after his dog was traced through his vehicle registration number and fined £75.
The dog owner was seen by two witnesses who took down his car number plate and passed it onto the council’s environmental enforcement officers. They were able to provide details of the incident, which happened at Bynea Gateway car park, which included a description of the dog and the person in charge of the dog.
The officers were able to trace the owner of the vehicle who accepted a fixed penalty notice £75 for the offence. Failure to pay however could lead to prosecution in the magistrates court and a maximum fine of £1,000.
Carmarthenshire County Council is working hard to tackle the problem of dog fouling and enforcement officers regularly carry out patrols across the county.
Director of Technical Services Richard Workman said: “The majority of residents take their responsibilities seriously, but there is a small minority of people who do not listen.
“Dog mess left anywhere is a serious health risk; it can lead to the spread of diseases such as toxocariasis, which in extreme cases can cause blindness in children.
“Our enforcement officers carry out patrols across the area but they cannot be everywhere at once. If residents have any information which may help to catch offenders please get in touch.
“We are determined to stop the problem of dog fouling in Carmarthenshire and improve the environment for both residents and visitors.”
If you have any information in relation to dog fouling please call Carmarthenshire Direct on 01267 234567 with as much information as possible.