Hereford & Worcester

Dog mess in Redditch sprayed orange to deter fouling

Dog mess found in a borough in Worcestershire will be sprayed orange to highlight the problem of dog fouling in public, councillors have decided.

Redditch Borough Council said dog owners had no excuse not to clean up after their pets.

Fouling carries a £50 on-the-spot fine and can transmit infections that cause blindness, fits and asthma in humans.

The council said it hoped spraying poos would draw people's attention to the issue and remind them to clear up.

Council officers will patrol problem areas and the dog fouling campaign will run until October.

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