Dog fouling is a nuisance to pedestrians and walkers, and doesn't give a good image of Gibraltar. It is also illegal as a result of The Litter Control Act (1990).
As stated in the Gibraltar Litter Control Act Regulations (1990):
The amount specified within the regulations in respect of the fixed penalty notice issued under Section 6 of the Act is:
Where the fixed penalty notice relates to dangerous litter (including animal droppings), the fine is £250.
Dog fouling is classified by law as dangerous litter and therefore is a health risk to all community members. Dogs not treated regularly with worming pills can become infected with a type of worm that, if passed on to humans, can lead to a range of diseases.
What Can You Do?
GRAB IT - Always keep a supply of bags near your dog's lead so you don't forget to take them with you on every walk. simply insert your hand in the bag and pick up your dog's waste.
BAG IT - Carefully turn the bag inside out and 'bag' your dog's mess.
BIN IT - Dispose of the bag in a bin. Dog waste can be put in any public litter bin.
Department of the Environment - Working for a Greener Tomorrow
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