Larnaca municipality has warned it would take measures against dog owners who fail to secure a permit for their pets or who do not pick up their poop.
The municipality, in a written announcement, recalled that dog owners are obliged by law to register their pets aged six months and over and annually renew the dog ownership permit. This can be done by people over 16 years old.
The annual fee is €20.50 while for breeds deemed dangerous such as America pit bulls, pit bull terriers, dogo argentinos, fila brazileiros and Japanese tossas, the permit is €170, it said. “According to the law, dogs that belong in the dangerous breeds must be neutered,” it said.
To issue a dog licence, owners must present the animal’s microchip details, its health booklet and the pet’s registration certificate issued by the state veterinary services.
The municipality calls on dog owners to obtain the necessary permits the soonest possible from its public health service at the residents’ service centre.
It also recalls that dog owners must have a sign on their front doors or gates warning people they have dogs in the premises, that the animal must always on a leash when in public areas and that they must carry with them bags to collect the pet’s droppings.
“In case there is no compliance to the above Larnaca municipality will have no choice but to take the measures provided by the law,” it said.
For more information dog owners may call 70003100, 24816583 and 24366616 between Monday and Friday, 7.30am to 2pm.