Spanish city to force dog owners to rinse dog wee off the streets

SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 15:  Old man walking his chihuahua dog in the streets of Laguardia, Northern Spain

  (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

A city in Spain has taken extreme measures to make petowners act responsibly and clean up after their dogs.

Seville City Council has revealed it has taken measures to force dog owners carry bottles of disinfectant after their canines urinate.

The city expects dog owners to clean up any mess, including urine deposited on lampposts, walls and pavements.

What's more local police have been given powers to enforce the new law, and have the authority to hand out sanctions to owners who don't clean up.

The new rule is to be tested for one month in the city, before being officially introduced.

The measure follows pressure from neighbourhood groups with residents complaining about the smell of dog urine.

And across Spain, other regions are taking measures to tackle the problem of dog mess.

The city of Almeria has enforced the same law, which came into effect in July of this year.

TORRELODONES, MADRID, SPAIN - 2016/05/27: An inflatable excrement of three meters is exhibited in schools of Torrelodones town near Madrid for a campaign to raise awareness of dog owners to pick up the excrement. (Photo by Marcos del Mazo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Authorities say owners could carry a disinfectant made up of water and vinegar.

In 2016, Madrid introduced law, which gave owners who don't clean up their dog's poo a choice of a €750 fine, or a weekend of municipal cleaning duty.

In Malaga, compulsory DNA profiling was ordered for an estimated 100,000 dogs in the city in the war on dog poo.

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