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Flintshire dog owners targeted in Operation Pooper Snooper

OPERATION Pooper Snooper is still going strong as police officers move into their third week of the project.

So far more than 250 dog walkers in Flintshire have been approached during the campaign to target the owners who do not clear up after their pets.

Police say the response from most dog walkers and the general public has been positive.

And a spokesperson for Flintshire County Council added: “We are delighted with the positive response received from dog owners and members of the public who have given us their full backing in addressing this issue.

“Responsible dog owners have thanked us for targeting the persistent offenders who are giving all dog owners a bad name.”

The early part of the campaign has been about raising awareness and giving people advice on the importance of cleaning up dog faeces and the dangers – particularly to children.

Police and council staff have also been gathering evidence about where dog fouling is high and where will require more concentrated enforcement.

Inspector Paul Firth said: “We will not hesitate to issue tickets and prosecute offenders who continue to show complete disregard to this law and the advice we have given.”

To report incidents of dog fouling, including times, places and names if possible, email [email protected] or by call 01352 703366.