Trimsaran Rugby Club threatens irresponsible dog owners with legal action
A GWENDRAETH Valley rugby club has warned "irresponsible" dog owners to clean up after their pets on their fields — or face the consequences.
Trimsaran Rugby Club has spoken out in horror at owners who have not been clearing up mess left behind by their beloved dogs while walking them on the village fields which are owned by the club.
And they have stated that they are putting players at risk by doing so.
A spokesman for the club, who sent a letter to the Star expressing concern, wrote: "Again it is with great concern that we, Trimsaran RFC appeal to the dog owners of Trimsaran and its community to refrain from walking and exercising their dogs on Trimsaran Rugby Club's grounds.
"The irresponsible owners who let their dogs foul and do not clear up the mess are endangering the health and safety of the people, especially the school children and juniors who utilise the fields.
"If this practice continues legal action will be taken."
They are not the only club in the area who have been forced to deal with the issue.
Last October, Kidwelly Rugby Club slammed dog owners who failed to clean up after their pets after a series of matches were interrupted at Parc Stephens by unpleasant discoveries.
The situation had become so bad that rugby games had to be stopped to allow dog mess to be cleared from the pitch. It led head coach for the first and second team Nigel Mills to state that the situation was "not acceptable".