He studies analyzing the DNA of dog poop to fine owners who do not prevent incivilities on public roads


Totana City Council is considering the option of taking DNA samples from all dogs of the town to identify the masters who do not collect their stool in the street in order to end the ugly and dirty streets of the town urban.

This is an initiative of the Department of Animal Protection and is due in part to the large number of complaints from neighbors in different areas and neighborhoods of Totana by this issue.

Now the City Council is studying the possible implementation of this method, it would be something as simple as getting the DNA of dogs with compulsory vaccination, analyze feces and detect the animal and thus the owner who will pay the fine and DNA analysis.

While this same measure has been carried out inother Spanish municipalities to tackle the fight against these incivilities and develops with very good results.

Thus, the mascots of the municipality may be identified by their genetic fingerprint in a database so that in case of failure to comply with regulations, identify the owner, who will also be registered in the list of personal data for establish the appropriate penalty.

Totana Town Council, through the Local Police, has intensified since early this summer the enforcement of ordinances pet tenure and urban hygiene in this area.

Since early June, the local police officers in uniform and plainclothes, have intensified surveillance in areas where neighbors take a walk Totana their animals, especially dogs.

The ordinances specify that the animals must have their health card per day (vaccines) have the corresponding microchip, and go tied on a leash when walking on public roads.

Also, if it is dangerous, you must have a muzzle.

It is recalled that may be sanctioned with fines of 600 euros for "failing to prevent domestic animals from which they own, to make their droppings on public roads, or not pick them."

It has already been verbally warned the owners of animals that have been observed in breach of regulations, to pass, in this second phase, to make the opening of the appropriate disciplinary proceedings.

The City Council has recently initiated the necessary contacts with a specialized company to launch in Totana control these behaviors taking DNA samples, as is already happening in several municipalities in Spain.

Once you identified the animal that has made his deposition in public and has not been picked up by its owner, in addition to the monetary fine, the head of the animal pays for this analysis, exceeding 1,500 euros in some cases.

He studies analyzing the DNA of dog poop to fine owners who do not prevent incivilities on public roads, Foto 1

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