2.6 Dog Faeces
Most dog owners collect their dog’s faeces, but some may not be aware of their responsibilities and others may act irresponsibly. Owners have a legal and social responsibility to pick up after their dogs.
One of the most common complaints received by the City is uncollected dog faeces (litter). Uncollected faeces pose potential health risks. This is particularly a problem in playgrounds, on sports fields, on neighbour’s properties, and on public footpaths.
The City will provide dog tidy stations (including dog litter bags) at all off-leash parks and other suitable locations, and will also work with dog owners to educate them:
• to take a plastic bag with them when they take their dog for a walk, and
• that it is an offence not to put their dog litter in the bin.
City Rangers will work to ensure dog owners meet their social and legal responsibility to clean up after their dogs by promoting awareness of these responsibilities.