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CAMPAIGN TO RID HUERCAL STREETS OF DOG EXCREMENT

Owners who do not comply with the law in this respect or with existing signage relating to animals and pets will face fines of up to 60 euros.

Huércal City Council remains committed to a clean town and during the month of September it has launched a campaign to educate those residents who have dogs on the importance of picking up after their pets.

Under the slogan ‘Keep Huércal-Overa cleaner’ town officials will distribute information leaflets and also attend a number of schools where they will give talk to children about the importance of keeping the streets clean from dog excrement. The local police will also participate in the campaign monitoring observance and reminding residents of the laws that already exists on the matter and the penalties for non compliance.

Mayor, Domingo Fernández, said that it is “very important that we all learn to collaborate in this area which contributes enormously to a clean environment and to our good health. The collection of excrement prevents it spreading on the ground, disintegrating into the air we breathe and the water we drink so we can remove it as a risk factor for disease.”

The Council has been publishing information on this issue for months during which time it has received many complaints from residents denouncing the existence of dog feces in streets and playgrounds. A spokesperson said that it is a situation that gives a very bad image of the town, especially to visitors as a result of which the creation of this awareness campaign.

Owners who do not comply with the law in this respect or with existing signage relating to animals and pets will face fines of up to 60 euros.

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Owners who do not comply with the law in this respect or with existing signage relating to animals and pets will face fines of up to 60 euros.

Huércal City Council remains committed to a clean town and during the month of September it has launched a campaign to educate those residents who have dogs on the importance of picking up after their pets.

Under the slogan ‘Keep Huércal-Overa cleaner’ town officials will distribute information leaflets and also attend a number of schools where they will give talk to children about the importance of keeping the streets clean from dog excrement. The local police will also participate in the campaign monitoring observance and reminding residents of the laws that already exists on the matter and the penalties for non compliance.

Mayor, Domingo Fernández, said that it is "very important that we all learn to collaborate in this area which contributes enormously to a clean environment and to our good health. The collection of excrement prevents it spreading on the ground, disintegrating into the air we breathe and the water we drink so we can remove it as a risk factor for disease.”

The Council has been publishing information on this issue for months during which time it has received many complaints from residents denouncing the existence of dog feces in streets and playgrounds. A spokesperson said that it is a situation that gives a very bad image of the town, especially to visitors as a result of which the creation of this awareness campaign.

Owners who do not comply with the law in this respect or with existing signage relating to animals and pets will face fines of up to 60 euros.

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