Dog owners in Costa Almeria town Adra told to clean up pooch pee

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SUPPORT: The council unanimously backed the new rule CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra

ADRA Council has told dog owners they must clean up their pooches’ pee.

The local authority has made it obligatory for dog owners to use a sanitiser bottle to dilute their dogs’ urine if they piddle in the street.

Hence owners taking their pets out for walkies now have to go equipped not only with a bag to pick up doggie doo, but also with what the council specifies should be “a bottle of water mixed with vinegar or any non-soapy sanitising products, which is neither corrosive or toxic.”

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The rule comes under a modification to the Adra by-law on Animal Ownership and Protection, and got the administration’s unanimous backing.

Animal Protection councillor Elisa Fernandez explained the measure had been agreed with animal protection organisations, “hence it takes into account their considerations and concerns.”

The council said it will be running an awareness-raising campaign via social media, signs, public information radio ads, and through giving out materials.


“Public health and hygiene is always priority for the council and this measure also means a considerable improvement for the image of our town,” affirmed Adra mayor Manuel Cortes.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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