Cyprus Mail reports:
DOG owners who walk their pets but don’t clean up after it is an increasing problem within the Nicosia municipality, which has launched an awareness campaign on the issue.
The campaign is titled: ‘Behind each dog we are looking for a responsible citizen not an uncaring owner’.
As part of the effort, municipal workers are visiting parks handing out flyers and plastic bags to people walking their dog.
And this made me so happy I’m not a dog owner:
Not cleaning after a dog can lead to a fine of €1,700 and/or up to 12 months in jail.
On a serious note, they are right of course. I don’t know how bad it is in Nicosia, but I’ve seen plenty of dog owners in Limassol that just walk away from the steaming pile of crap their dog just left in the middle of the street.