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Mike Hedges AM Urges Dog Owners to act responsibly when walking their Dogs
Following recent reports of Sporting fixtures being disrupted by incidents of dog mess having to be cleared up from sports fields, Mike Hedges AM for Swansea East has urged dog owners to be responsible and clean up after their dogs.
‘Recently I heard about rugby practice being disrupted at Glais RFC by the need to deal with dog mess on playing fields. I am aware of other instances where this issue has disrupted football and cricket matches in our area. It is not a good situation for dog mess can cause horrible complications if it enters the body through cuts and causes infections. People playing in sports fixtures should be able to do so without the worry of what is on the grass.
I would really urge dog owners to be responsible and clean up after their dogs have been to the toilet. I am sure people don’t want to risk the health of children and adults playing sport. I will be raising the issue of enforcing legislation regarding dog fouling with the local authority – no one wants to resort to enforcement but the problem is becoming more and more acute – PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOGS!