Calvia town hall has conducted a campaign to inform dog owners about a new bylaw.

20-02-2018Ajuntament de Calvia

A two-phase campaign to inform dog owners about new animal welfare ordinance has been carried out by Calvia town hall.

The first phase was between 24 January and 3 February. This was solely to do with providing information; officials from the environment department advised 325 owners about the new ordinance. The aims of the bylaw are to increase respect for animals, to establish general guidelines for dog behaviour, and to minimise nuisance caused to members of the public.

The second phase, from 5 to 18 February, was also informative but it involved the local police. There were, therefore, sanctions for non-compliance with the bylaw. Officials and police spoke to 151 owners, and twelve reports for breaches were made. Four were for not having a dog on a lead, three were for not carrying a bag to pick up excrement, and five were because the dog was not chipped.

Francisca Muñoz, Calvia councillor for the environment, has expressed her satisfaction with the campaign, noting that only a small minority of owners were in breach of the ordinance.

Fines for not carrying a dog excrement bag can go up to 300 euros. For not picking up dog mess, the fines can be as much as 600 euros.

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Tim / Hace 9 months

A dog is a dog, a human is a human. They are not the same and to treat dogs like humans is foolish,and disrespectful to dogs.

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louisa / Hace 9 months

I cannot believe that these fines are so heavy for walking your dog without a lead. I have a little scottie and we walk often in the Sa Faxina park Santa catalina. Why should dogs not be allowed to be free off the lead. Whilst we all walk our dogs in the evening we have to dodge skateboarder who remove the public seats turn them upside down and skateboard over them, whilst they are drinking out of bottles and smoking joints. Ever single pavement and wall is waxed so the skateboarder can skate over the benches and walls. Instead of the police fining dog owners why do they not fine these skateboarders who also grafiti the park and leave piles of rubbish and bottles when they leave. its just wrong that the police fined us for letting them play together on the grass whilst the skateboarders are completely stoned and drunk destroying what should be a park for all the public

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A / Hace 9 months

Sorry Henry but I disagree, dogs should be encurraged off the leads in parks from a young age, it’s good for both dogs and young children to socialise with one another. This way dogs grow up knowing how to interact with children and children don’t have a strange phobia of dogs. The dogs are never the issue it is always the owners!

I’m sorry if you were never socialised with dogs, but why should a dog (or any animal) not have the same freedoms and enjoyment as humans?

As for not picking up your own dogs mess? That is completely out of order and the fines should be larger, the problem is, the people who don’t pickup are likely to not be able to pay the fines, so then what happens?

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Tom / Hace 9 months

Send the dog police to calador and teach them a lesson dog crap,everywhere makes you wonder how they live ,

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Henry James / Hace 9 months

Missed of the word say.

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Henry James / Hace 9 months

I have lost track of the numbers of dog owners of both sexes that let their dogs of the lead in parks,even when other people,including children are in the park or let their dog do it's business and then walk away as though it never happened,all dogs have the potential to be dangerous so keep your dog on a lead in any public place and realise that there is no magic dog muck fairy. The first thing that owners of dogs that have savaged someone is:he's never done that before,they are animals period,not furry humans.

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