The ordinance that requires you to always have a bottle of water on hand for dog owners is back in Celle Ligure, as well as in Albissola Marina and other municipalities. In Savona in the last year there have been eleven sanctions against dog owners with controls that have intensified in recent months
Savona – The obligation to always have a bottle of water on hand is back when you are out and about with your four-legged friend. In the municipality of Celle Ligure the mayor Caterina Mordeglia signed the new ordinance on Thursday 28 April, which follows that of the former mayor a few years ago, along the lines of the rules adopted in various municipalities of the Riviera with Savona as leader which for about five years introduced the obligation in the civil cohabitation regulation.
“Due to the carelessness of dog owners, the streets and public spaces are frequently dirty causing considerable inconvenience to people – reads the text of the ordinance of Celle Ligure – it is considered appropriate to call all citizens to compliance with some rules of conduct necessary for a civil coexistence and aimed at protecting the environment, cleanliness and hygiene of all places in the city, making it mandatory to have suitable equipment suitable for collecting the droppings of accompanied dogs “
According to the new indications, dog owners will have to collect the droppings with suitable wrappers or bags to always carry with them during walks as well as a bottle of water to immediately wash off the urinations and dirt left by their pet with penalties that they can vary from 50 to 500 euros.
There are several rules, often disregarded by dog owners, which should be respected in public areas, such as the use of the leash, except in dog areas, the prohibition of introducing animals in the flower beds where it is prohibited as well as on the beach, where access is allowed only from September 30th to May 1st.
Similar rules that provide for the use of the bottle of water have also been adopted by the Municipalities of Albissola Marina, Cairo Montenotte, Alassio, Spotorno – yes to cleaning but without specifying the bottle – and Savona, where for five years the obligation has been inserted in the regulation of civil coexistence, not without controversy culminating in a protest demonstration, in a city that has about six thousand dogs registered in the ASL2 registry. In spite of everything, however, the citizens, especially during the neighborhood assemblies with the Savona administration, continue to report major inconveniences due to the rudeness of the dog owners who do not collect manure in the streets of the whole city and dirty in prohibited areas such as playgrounds. some children.
Since the new rules have come into force in the capital, various penalties have been raised. In particular dAs of January 1, 2022, eleven reports have been raised on 125 dog owners checked for various reasons. “In recent times, checks have been intensified that aim to comply with the rules established in the regulation of civil coexistence – explain the offices of the Municipal Police – with regard to manure and the availability of bags for collection as well as bottles of water for the liquid waste. All this without however devaluing the role played by dogs in the context of families and the relative loyal relationships established with these animals ».