NEW regulations regarding pets and animals are being prepared for approval at Adra’s next plenary session, the council has announced.
The regulations will be cracking down on dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets in public and also including measures to protect animal rights and eliminate cruelty.
Drawn up taking ideas and opinions from local charities, equestrian groups and the Local Police force, the proposed regulations will include dog owners being obliged to register a DNA sample from their pet along with its microchip data to enable the authorities to track down and fine owners who do not pick up their dogs’ mess from the streets.
Bad treatment, abandoning or leaving pets in direct sunlight or inside vehicles will be banned and providing basic care will become obligatory.
Horses are also mentioned, and will be banned from the town centre for security and public hygiene reasons, apart from on certain days during the fair, for which specific timetables will be drawn up.
Tying any type of animal to streetlights, trees, traffic signs or other urban elements will be banned, as will keeping horses on urban plots or patios.