The Dogs Trust will be holding a community roadshow in Kay Park, Kilmarnock on Monday 19 June from 11am to 3pm.
The Dogs Trust team will be on hand to offer free veterinary advice and will be providing services including micro-chipping, dog health assessments and nail clipping.
The roadshow will kick off the Council’s week long programme of activities to support the Keep Scotland Beautiful initiative, Clean up Scotland.
The Corporate Enforcement Unit (CEU) will be targeting environmental issues including littering, dog fouling and fly tipping with colleagues from across the Council, East Ayrshire Leisure and partners from Atrium Homes, Police Scotland and Fresh Air-shire, NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s smoking cessation programme.
The CEU will be working with the Dogs Trust promoting responsible dog ownership at the roadshow and will be continuing to patrol areas where dog fouling is a concern to residents.
They will also be carrying out a ‘smoke related litter’ day of action patrolling towns and villages throughout East Ayrshire targeting people who discard cigarette ends.
Fixed Penalty Notices will be issued throughout the initiative. Individuals caught not picking up after their dog or littering, this includes discarding cigarette ends, will receive an £80 penalty. Individuals caught flytipping will receive a £200 penalty.