There is a new campaign in the municipality of Adeje as the Ayuntamiento starts to force dog owners to clean up after their pets. Round signs, in the form of a road sign with a dog doing its business and a diagonal line across, will be stuck on pavements, and radio adverts will soon be heard on local channels.
Councillor Delgado Díaz said that after a few weeks of the information campaign, fines of up to €3,000 will be imposed for anyone who leaves their dog’s mess behind them under bylaw 27, which “for health and safety reasons, categorically prohibits that animals should foul pavements or public areas”. The bylaw requires the person in control of the animal to pick up and dispose of its mess, and even to clean the area where the mess had been. There is more information from Adeje’s own website HERE.