Malaga pet lovers in race against the clock to get doggy DNA tests

MALAGA City Council has extended the deadline for dog owners to register their pet’s DNA until December 31.

Owners are now required to pay €35 to register their dogs with the authorities, which includes handing over a sample of the dogs DNA and fitting their collars with a tag bearing their name and identification number.

Any owners living in Malaga capital who fail to do so before the deadline has passed will face fines of up to €130.

Around 8000 dogs have already been registered since the council enforced the law back in May, but the original six-month deadline was extended to make sure as many animals as possible are included in the system.

Any excrement found on the pavement will be collected by the city’s animal and bird collection service and sent for genetic analysis to identify the culprit.

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