Government & Legislation

County Durham sees fall in dog issues

Work in Durham to encourage dog owners to be more responsible has seen a “welcome fall” in the amount of dog fouling and stray dogs, Durham County Council has said.

The council first launched a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in 2017 to tackle both issues, making it an offence to allow a dog to stray, failing to keep dogs on a lead, or allowing dogs in designated play areas.

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