Mundaring Shire: clean up dog poop or cop a fine

Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet in a public area.
Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet in a public area.

DOG owners are reminded to clean up pet poop in public spaces or risk a fine of $200 under the Local Dog Act.

Mundaring Shire continues to receive complaints about dog mess despite the provision of doggy bags at 30 ovals and reserves.

Community Safety and Emergency Manager Adrian Dyson said residents were most concerned about dog excrement in areas where children play or attend sporting events.

“While the majority of dog owners are being considerate and doing the right thing when it comes to cleaning up after their dogs, too many are not,” he said.

“Failure to clean up after your pet in a public open space is more than an inconvenience, it is also an offence under the Local Dog Act.”

More than 8000 dogs are registered in the Shire of Mundaring.

Areas with dog poo bags are checked weekly and when notified of few or no bags, the Shire will replace them the next working day.

Residents may notify the Shire Waste Services team of areas where dog bags and bins are needed to identify a location for consideration.

Mr Dyson said it is the dog owner’s responsibility to clean up after their pet in a public place irrespective of whether dog bags are supplied in the area.