Dog owners who refuse to put their dog on a lead to face fines

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DOG owners who fail to put their pets on a lead when requested to do so could face prosecution under two new control orders proposed by St Helens Council.

Town Hall chiefs are proposing to issue £75 fixed penalty notices to any dog owner who fails to clean up after their dog or who fails to put their pooch on a lead when asked to do so by council dog wardens.

Failure to pay the fixed penalty notice could result in prosecution, with a maximum fine of £1,000.

Further details on the proposed dog control orders can be seen online at:

Copies of the proposed orders can also be seen free of charge on weekdays from 9.30am-5pm at St Helens Town Hall and the Central Library and at all other libraries across the borough during their normal opening hours.

The consultation period ends on June 30.