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Dog Fouling Control

Local authorities monitor dog fouling in public areas and may take action against owners.

Dog Fouling Mutt Mitts and App

Tipperary County Council endeavours to protect the public from the dangers of dog fouling. Not cleaning up after your pooch can have detrimental health consequences for the public especially young children.

Dogs are carriers of dog roundworm (Toxocara Canis) Which can be transmitted to humans through eggs in dog faeces. Contact with infected dog poop can cause loss of sight with children particularly at risk.

Children are the group most susceptible as their immune systems are underdeveloped and risks of contamination are higher when children play outdoors in neighbourhoods where dog owners do not responsibly look after dog waste.

To help owners dispose of their dog waste in a safe manner Tipperary County Council have installed mutt mitt dispensers at convenient locations throughout the county. Mutt mitts are handy plastic gloves that turn into bags for the easy disposal of dog poop.

To find the location of your nearest dispenser please use the following web application to view the location of mapped bins throughout the county.

To find your location on the map use the location button (Ensure that your phones location is on).
Alternatively enter your address in the address box.
To find the nearest dispensers by distance use the near me button
and adjust the distance slider.

How to Poop Scoop
Simply place a bag over the dog faeces and lift it whilst pulling the bag downwards with your other hand. Tie a knot in the bag and dispose of it in a litter bin or take it home for disposal.

Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 makes it an offence for the person in charge of a dog not to clean up when their dog fouls in a public place. This obligation particularly applies to public roads, footpaths, parks and beaches. Please act responsibly - clean up after your dog and dispose of the dirt in a suitable sanitary manner.

Failure of a person in charge of a dog to remove dog faeces from a public place will lead to an on the spot fine of €150 or if convicted in court €3000.

Related Information

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With Summer now in full swing, we would like to remind all dog owners of their responsibilities when it comes to cleaning up after their pets. Dog fouling continues to be a serious problem on our foot paths, parks and open spaces. Not only is it very disrespectful to others sharing these spaces, dog excrement can cause an infection known as toxocariasis which can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures.