Action on dog-fouling praised
8:00am Sunday 14th October 2012 in News
ALUN Llewelyn, Ystalyfera’s county councillor, has welcomed action to prevent dogs fouling children’s play areas in his area.
Neath Port Talbot council’s dog wardens have recently conducted an enforcement exercise in Ystalyfera which led to a number of fixed penalty notices being issued to dog owners who allowed their pets to mess pavements or public areas.
Cllr Llewelyn said: “One of those penalised had allowed a dog to foul the children’s play area in Farteg Park, but was caught by the wardens.”
“Most dog owners are responsible and ensure that their pets don’t foul public areas, or clear up after them.
“It is irresponsible and selfish to allow dogs to mess play areas as children can catch serious diseases.”
“The council’s wardens will take action to fine owners who put children at risk in this way.”
Cllr Llewelyn emphasised that there are a number of red dog-mess bins throughout the Ystalyfera area and plastic scoops are available in the community through Ystalyfera and Godre’rgraig Communities First.
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