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Announcements in Relation to Dogs

NOTICE

It has been noticed that a large number of dog owners have not obtained licenses from the Community Authority according to the provisions of the Law.

Dog owners without licenses are requested to come to the Voroklini Community Council with all the relevant certificates required. These include the following:

a) Health book or certificate from a vet.

b) Registration certificate certified by the Director of the Veterinarian Department

You are requested to provide the essential documentation no later than May 31,2020.

We would also like to remind dog owners that any existing licenses need to be renewed annually. Owners who have previously registered their dogs and who are no longer in possession of them should also inform the council so their records can be deleted.

Please note that dog owners who:

1) Have not registered and certified their pet,

2) Are acting in a manner with the higher purpose to deceive the Community Authority,

3) Have in their possession a dog that is allowed to wonder freely or a dog that contaminates or causes noise pollution such that it constitutes a disturbance to the community

are guilty of offense and could face imprisonment of up to 12 months or a fine of up to €1.786,00 (EURO).

Also a fine of € 85,43 (EURO) can be imposed to you by an authorised employee of the Community Council.

A good dog owner

1) Has the appropriate pet license in his possession

2) Does not keep the dog on the balcony or the roof of his house.

3) Feeds her or his dog daily.

4) Provides a suitable spacious shelter that protects the pet from bad weather conditions and is cleaned daily without having the dog on a leash.

5) During her or his lengthy absence she or he makes sure that the dog is properly taken care of by someone responsible. Note that lengthy here should mean more than just a single day.

6) Bathes the dog and gets rid of lice and other annoying parasites. Spraying mild anti-parasite pet-friendly chemicals where the dog sleeps might be required for drastic measures.

7) If required result to sterilization of the male and female dog.

A good community member

1) Carries with her or him a broom and a small shovel to clean the faeces of the pet during its walk.

2) The dog is always on a leash and at a distance of less than two meters from the owner during a walk. This way the owner has more control over the dog.

3) Take all the measure needed so as to avoid any disturbance caused by continuous loud barking of the pet.

4) Posts a warning sign to warn the pedestrians of the presence of a dog.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more people are taking their dogs out for walks and the dogs are very happy that their rights for a regular walk are being respected. However we have noticed that that the amount of dog excrement lying on the pavements and in the streets had increased enormously. Not only is this a public health hazard but a sign of disrespect for everybody in our community. We advise dog owners that a fine of € 85,43 (EURO) will be imposed on those who do not pick up their dog excrement.

NEVER LET YOUR DOG WONDER IN PUBLIC OR OTHER OPEN AREAS


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