Faro Parish Councils' free gift for owners registering their dogs

dogpooThose parishes making up the municipality of Faro have launched an awareness campaign to reduce the amount of dog excrement being left in streets and public places countywide.

Each dog owner registering their pet, or renewing the obligatory annual dog licence, at any of Faro’s parish councils will receive a free gift - an attractive, blue, bone-shaped, poo-bag dispenser.

The new, less than attractive bag dispenser can be clipped to the dog’s collar or to the dog lead and will ensure owners are “ready for any surprises,” according to the notice sent out today by teh faro Unions of Parishes.

As uncollected dog excrement can cause illnesses, the parish councils advise all dog owners that, "the population in general and especially children playing in public spaces are subject to diseases transmitted by dogs. "

The first responsibility, and indeed 'civic duty,' is for owners immediately to pick up the oft' fetid waste, produced by their companion animals, from public streets, squares, parks and gardens.

This is the responsibility of whoever is walking the dog, whether this is the owner or not.

 

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0 #7 dw 2018-09-19 00:33
Quoting jc:
"HEAVILY FINE barking dogs".... :o smaller fines for chirping birds prior 7am...

Will these be on-the-spot fines requiring barking dogs to carry cash at all times? Or perhaps their microchips can be linked to their bank accounts and automatically debited every time they bark.
0 #6 Dog Lover 2018-09-17 09:05
Quoting Margaridaana:
In UK there is a £1000 fine for your doggie fouling a public place. On the whole, it seems to have improved the situation.
£1000 fine? It must be a serious problem in the UK for such a heavy fine to be imposed.
Quoting Margaridaana:
With mobile phones, it is easy to catch the offender. Could be a deterrant.
And how exactly do you catch an offender when armed with a mobile phone? You can't use the photo as evidence in a court of law. Also you would be done for taking the photo without authorisation.
+1 #5 Dog Lover 2018-09-17 08:48
Quoting jc:
"HEAVILY FINE barking dogs".... :o smaller fines for chirping birds prior 7am...

Don't forget cat fighting noises too!! What the hell anybody that makes a squeak before 7am fined them!!
+3 #4 jc 2018-09-16 10:21
"HEAVILY FINE barking dogs".... :o smaller fines for chirping birds prior 7am...
0 #3 Margaridaana 2018-09-15 18:09
In UK there is a £1000 fine for your doggie fouling a public place. On the whole, it seems to have improved the situation. So, why not a fine here? With mobile phones, it is easy to catch the offender. Could be a deterrant.
-1 #2 JR 2018-09-15 13:15
What would be an excellent gift to Europe would be for Portugal to connect the vets chipping of dogs,,,, and to FINE the owners who let their dogs out to poop on their neighbours houses and to HEAVILY FINE barking dogs,, but will anybody read this.
-2 #1 D Williams 2018-09-15 10:04
What would be an excellent gift to Europe would be for Portugal to connect the vets chipping of dogs directly with the Freguesia Registration. Ideally the dog owner filling in, signing the form and paying the fee at the vets.
It is incomprehensible to North Europeans that so few locals, having felt the obligation to chip their dogs, then go onto register them at their local Freguesia. So leaving their neighbourhood awash with chipped but un-owned dogs.

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