Dog owners will be ordered to clean away their pets’ urine and fined if they are not carrying disinfectant when taking them for a walk under tough new rules in Seville
- Sevillians will be required to carry and use disinfectant on their dog’s urine
- The local police will fine dog owners for not cleaning up after their pet
- The new bylaw is to be trialled for a month before being made permanent
- Almeira has required dog owners to carry water and vinegar solutions since July
Seville’s council is to fine dog owners for not carrying bottles of disinfectant to wash away their dog’s urine.
Authorities are to trial the new rule for a month after residents complained about the stench of dog urine filling the streets in Spain.
The police will also hand out fines for pet owners who don’t use the disinfectant after their hound has micturated.
Local police in Seville are to fine dog owners for not carrying and using disinfectant on their pets’ urine (stock photo)
Seville is following the city of Almeria, which has required dog owner’s to carry a water and vinegar solution since July.
Indeed, the scourge of dog defecation is rife across Spain, with many towns taking great pains to combat the issue, according to The Local.
Other towns have employed private poo detectives and in 2016 the city of Torrelodones installed a nine foot inflatable poo in the town square to highlight the issue.
The Torre del Oro, the maritime museum in central Seville, a city famed for its bitter oranges
Meanwhile in the city of La Coruna this year, DNA testing was brought in to find owners responsible and then charge them for the cost of DNA analysis.
Another campaign in Madrid several years ago used remote control cars shaped like faeces to chase down offending owners, bearing the message, ‘Don’t leave me, pick me up!’
Seville’s citizens currently face fines in the range of £30 to £80 for their dog messing, although that can rise to more than £900.