People in Palma will continue to be able to have as many pets as they like.


Palma town hall's new animal welfare bylaw is likely to include provision for analysis of dog excrement as a means of fining owners who don't pick it up. The councillor for animal welfare, Ramon Perpinyà, notes that DNA analysis is already done by other municipalities in Spain (including Majorca) and that the cost of doing so - some fifty euros per test - would be included in the 300 euros fine.

The bylaw is also expected to oblige owners to dilute dog urine, while it will not be including any limits on the number of pets that people can have. There was a good deal of controversy when the previous councillor, Neus Truyol, proposed that limits of three pets per flat and five per house could be introduced. However, town hall inspectors will be given powers to enter properties if there are suspicions that animals are not being well looked after.


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S.O. / Hace about 1 year

No April Fool Robert. It most certainly is possible and is already used in the UK, Canada, USA as well as other parts of Spain including Mallorca as it states above.


Robert MacDonald / Hace about 1 year

This has to be an early April fool. It is not possible to get DNA from excrement and even if they could, the cost would be ridiculous!!