No ‘calling cards’ please

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No 'callling cards' please
DOG-WALKERS: Fines for careless owners Photo credit: Pixabay

HUERCAL-OVERA is taking a tough line with dog-owners who fail to clean up after their pets.

A Policia Local campaign is currently reminding owners that while having a dog is great, allowing it leave a “calling card” will earn them a fine.

Officers are keeping an eagle eye on streets and roads, plazas and Parks and public gardens, revealed Domingo Fernandez, Huercal-Overa’s mayor

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“This campaign is necessary because soem people are ignoring municipal bylaws that cover the ownership and protection of animals,” Fernandez said.

“Not cleaning up after dogs creates unhygienic trouble- spots that spoil the image of the town and at the same time also create unpleasant situations for the rest of us.”

The campaign will be carried out in all Huercal-Overa areas and applies to anybody who fails to comply with the bylaw’s Article 54.1 and allows a dog to foul a public area “without taking opportune measures.”
The town hall warned that the Policia Local will be on the lookout throughout the month of April for recalcitrant owners.


Municipal sources stressed that as always, the fault lies not with the dogs but with those who own them.

And failure to comply will not come cheap, with fines that range from €60.10 to €300.51.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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