Louth County Council promotes Dog Fouling Awareness Campaign

- Help Scally be a good boy!

11th August, 2022: Dog owners everywhere know they need to pick up after their dogs, but the issue
of dog fouling is still one that plagues our County. To highlight the issue of dog fouling, Louth County
Council has developed a new campaign to remind dog owners to pick up after their pup wherever they

The campaign features the adorable “Scally” the dog in a series of videos which highlight the
consequences of not picking up the poop. Whether under the cover of darkness, in a field or on the
beach remember, “Your dog’s poop could end up anywhere! Always Pick it up!”

Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Cllr. Conor Keelan, Cathaoirleach LCC, said “Louth County
Council continues to look for innovative ways to help combat the ongoing issue of dog fouling. We
hope this campaign encourages dog owners to act responsibly and dispose of their dog’s waste

Failure to pick up after your dog is an offence under the Litter Management Act 1997 - 2009 and could
result in an on-the-spot fine of up to €150 and a court fine of up to €3,000.