Dog owners could face fines of up to €500

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DOG owners who fail to pick up their pets’ droppings face fines of between €75 and €500 in Marbella.

A new municipal law will force pet owners to prevent their animals from defecating and urinating in the street.

Feeding animals in the street is also an offence carrying the same fines, as is walking animals on beaches or in children’s play areas.

Abusing, abandoning or neglecting animals can lead to fines of between €500 and €2,000.

Owners of potentially dangerous dogs must register them at the town hall before they are three months old or within a month from when they are acquired, and must have a civil liability policy for at least €175,000.

They must also be physically and psychologically apt for dealing with these dogs, over the age of 18, and registered as residents.

Anyone with convictions for manslaughter, murder, bodily harm, torture or crimes against freedom, moral integrity, sexual freedom or public health is banned from owning dangerous dogs.

 

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