Benalmadena imposes fines of up to €1,500 for not cleaning up dog poop

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The local government of Benalmádena has launched a new awareness campaign titled ‘Paseo Sin Rastros’ (Walk Without Traces) to educate residents and visitors with pets, especially dogs, on the importance of cleaning up after their pets and diluting urine on the streets.

The campaign aims to maintain the cleanliness of the city, particularly during the busy summer months when the number of visitors significantly increases.

Fines up to €1,500

Juan Olea, the councillor for the environment, highlighted in the newspaper SUR the importance of this campaign, particularly due to the influx of visitors with their pets. “During the summer months, the population increases noticeably, and many of these people visit us with their pets,” Olea said. He added that failing to properly clean up after dogs is harmful to the image of Benalmádena and can lead to substantial fines ranging from €750 to €1,500 per offence.

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Working together for a clean city

Olea stressed the need for both residents and tourists to work together to keep the city clean. “It is important for everyone to be aware of the importance of keeping the city clean. The campaign focuses on maintaining the cleanliness of corners and areas around waste containers. Dog owners should not only pick up their pet’s mess and dispose of it in the designated bins but also dilute or wash away their pet’s urine with water as much as possible.”

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