Dog owners pay out in fouling fines
FIXED penalty fines have been issued to dog owners who failed to clear up after their pets.
Two were issued in Lynton and a third in Combe Martin, following a campaign to reduce dog fouling in North Devon.
The fines were paid immediately by all dog owners which meant a reduction from £75 to £60.
North Devon Council's Executive Member for Environment, Councillor Rodney Cann, says: "These latest cases show we will not tolerate owners who walk away from their dogs' mess.
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"Even more importantly, our local communities are also standing up against the foul practice, with one of these cases as a result of members of the public reporting the owner to us."
Two high-visibility operations are currently under way in Ilfracombe and Combe Martin with covert operations taking place across North Devon.
To report a dog fouling offence, phone 01271 388870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.