The city of London has banned all pets from the grounds of its largest park, Cat Express, in an effort to curb the spread of litter.
The London Parks and Wildlife Authority said it has made the decision following a series of recent incidents in which animals were found in the park’s grounds.
In March, a litter of cat and dog excrement was found in an enclosure at a pond in the grounds.
The same month, a cat was spotted wandering the park grounds.
In the summer of 2017, another litter of excrements was found on the grounds and the council ordered the park to clear the area immediately.
In June, another cat was found wandering the grounds in a park.
A spokesperson for the park said the cat was euthanized.
London Parks and Wrecks said it was working with local councils and local authorities to try and reduce the spread.
The London parks authority said in a statement that while the park has had to deal with some incidents involving litter, they were isolated and contained.
“In general, litter is not a problem in the parks and it is a major contributor to the park and the local area,” the statement said.
It added that cats are no longer allowed in the gardens, along with other wildlife.