Palma City Council is setting up a network of information booths in strategic areas of the city centre this week in a bid to alert dog owners to the new clean up campaign the local authority is launching. The main aim of the campaign is to make dog owners aware of the fact that their pet is their responsibility and that they are “obliged” to clean up after their four-legged friend. Information leaflets will be handed out in target zones which will also be patrolled by local police units keeping a close eye on canine bathroom habits. The leaflets will also draw pet owners' attention to the need to have their dog fitted with a micro-chip and that the campaign is part of an overall drive to clean up the city. The campaign will come into full operation on May 15, from which point fines will be handed out to dog owners who fail to clean up after their pet and in some cases the fines could be as much as 25'000 pesetas.

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