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Benalmádena orders pet owners to clean up their dogs' urine with soap or vinegar

The council says it will make sure the new rule is enforced.
The council says it will make sure the new rule is enforced. / I.G.
  • The town council is changing its bylaws and will fine those who do not comply

Letting your dog urinate in the street without cleaning it up in Benalmádena is likely to come at a price from now on. The local council announced on Tuesday that it will change local bylaws relating to pets and will force owners or walkers to clean up after dogs with soap or vinegar.

"Nobody likes a lamppost or corner near their home continually covered in urine," said mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas. " This change aims to make locals aware that having a dog carries certain responsibilities."

Owners will be encouraged to use dog parks or other designated areas and Local Police will be allowed to issue fines, although the exact amount hasn't been set yet.