APPEALS have been made to help identify the owners of a large Alsatian-type pet who was caught dog fouling.

A woman, who was walking the dog, and a man, left their canine’s mess in the middle of the pavement with no attempt to pick it up when they were walking in a northerly direction along Burnham Lane, Slough, on Friday, April 17, at 12.53pm.

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Slough Borough Council (SBC) is appealing for witnesses or any information about the identities of either the man or the woman with the dog to contact the council as part of its investigation.

Dog owners or walkers who fail to clear up their dog’s mess will be issued a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £75 – or £50 if paid within days – with failures to pay the penalty possibly leading to the case being heard at Magistrates’ Court where a maximum fine of £2,500 may be ordered.

The Dog’s (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 states a dog must not be allowed to foul on any land open to public access – not only because it is unlawful but it may cause a nuisance and a risk to public health.

Richard West, interim director of place and development at SBC, said: “Allowing your dog to foul on the pavements, verges alongside public roads, and in the parks of the borough and not clearing it up, is revolting.

“The council has placed bins throughout the borough for the convenience of dog walkers to use.

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“However, if you cannot find a bin you must still clear up and take it home with you to dispose of with your normal household waste.

“Please do not hang poop scoop bags on trees or throw them into bushes either.”

Areas where people notice regular fouling or someone failing to clear it up can be reported online here with details of the walker or owner.

If anyone has any information on the pictured people with the dog on Burnham Lane, call the 24-hour ASB Hotline 01753 875298 quoting reference number SR234410.