Q37: Can the police do anything about people who let their dogs foul on the pavement?

It is an offence not to clean up after a dog that has fouled. However, it is not the police's responsibility but that of the local authority. The maximum fine for this offence is £2500 or alternatively councils can issue a fixed penalty.

If you know someone who allows their dog to foul and fails to clean up after the dog, you should note the time and date of the offence and the details of the dog owner. You should then contact your local authority who will advise you how to proceed.

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