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Does anyone ever get fined for dog fouling?

WARNING SIGNS ... animal welfare enforcement officer Frank Rowland, left, and Coun Ernest Gibson with one of the new warning posters being put up around South Tyneside.
WARNING SIGNS ... animal welfare enforcement officer Frank Rowland, left, and Coun Ernest Gibson with one of the new warning posters being put up around South Tyneside.

RE: Clear up warning to dog owners (Gazette, March 13).

 Yep, here we go again with a new campaign in South Tyneside with glow-in-the-dark images featuring a pair of eyes to remind folk to clean up after their canines.

 Still I have a chuckle thinking about a previous scheme where responsible dog owners like myself, who were seen to pick up by council officials, had their names put into a prize monthly draw!

 Anyway, where are the dog wardens and does anyone ever get fined for not doing the right things, never mind being named and shamed?

 While I’ve put pen to paper, apart from lazy dog owners I am also angered by lunatics who think it a hoot to smash glass bottles in our streets and parks, especially Mowbray Road Park, where muggins has the dubious pleasure of picking and binning glass shards almost every other day, not wanting mine or anyone else’s pet cutting their paws treading in the stuff.

 Seems like nobody else is bothered by this, not to mention all the other bits and pieces of litter in all its various forms.

Ken Johnson,

Mowbray Road,

South Shields.