About dog fouling in Sutton
Despite this, in our recent Sutton Council Residents Survey*, 36% of Sutton residents reported dog fouling as being a problem in their area. The number of dog fouling incidents reported has increased from 294 in 2013/14 to 323 in 2014/15. Our residents are right to be concerned, not just because of the mess it causes but because it can also be linked to health risks including toxocara canis, which can cause seizures and blindness.
We recognise that most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets, but a small minority continue to cause problems.
*Survey conducted by independent researchers Ipsos MORI, completed in 2015