The latest on the tougher new rules for dog owners being introduced in Birmingham, which include not being allowed to walk more than four dogs at once, and always keeping your dog on a lead on public roads and pathways.
Tough new Dog Control orders are being introduced in Birmingham from tomorrow, with the threat of a £1,000 fine and prosecution for dog owners who don't comply.
The new rules are:
It will be an offence to fail to remove faeces forthwith from any land to which the public have access. This order will replace and extend the existing controls under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996.
it will be an offence to fail to ensure that a dog is kept on a lead at all times on all public roads, adjoining footways and verges.
It will be an offence for a person in charge of a dog to permit the dog to enter into or remain in any clearly demarcated children’s play area, and school land.
It will be an offence to fail to put that dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer on any land to which the public have access and is open to the air.
It will be an offence for a person to take more than four dogs onto open land in Birmingham.
Tougher new rules are being introduced in Birmingham for dog owners from tomorrow.
The city council is putting five new Dog Control Orders in place which include not being able to walk more than four dogs on open land at any one time, and always keeping your dog on a lead when on a public road or pathway.
Anyone ignoring the orders will face an on-the-spot penalty fine of £80, and failure to pay could lead to prosecution and a maximum fine of £1,000.