Milton residents who fail to pick up after their dogs could face $150 fine


Published October 14, 2022 at 4:03 pm

Milton residents who fail to clean up after their dogs could face penalties including a $150 fine if they’re caught.

The Town of Milton often issues reminders on social media about ways residents can help keep the community clean. In recent months, the Town has issued several tweets reminding residents to clean up after their dogs.

The most recent tweet, which was issued earlier today (Oct. 14) was meant to serve as yet another reminder for those who have been failing to comply.

“Walking your dog around #MiltonON? Be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your pet  Leaving it on the ground is considered littering! Let’s work together to keep our community clean,” said the Town of Milton on Twitter.

Mary Beth McMullen, Manager of Licensing and Enforcement for Milton confirmed that the tweets are sent out to act as a reminder for residents to be “good neighbours.”

McMullen also told that potential penalties for failing to pick up after dogs in Milton could include dog owners receiving a fine of $150.

The Town’s Animal Control By-law is to blame for the consequences associated with failing to do so and states that “no owner of an animal, shall fail to immediately collect, remove and properly dispose of excrement left by said animal in a public place or on the private property of another person.”

According to McMullen, if the Town’s Municipal Law Enforcement Unit receives complaints, an officer will attend the area, conduct patrols, educate pet owners and in some cases even issue penalties for non-compliance.

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