For years, dog fouling on the pavements and in roads was a major problem for Bigastro.
I am happy to say my perception is that it is much less of a problem these days.
A new ordinance will make it compulsory for dog owners to take a bottle of water and poo bags with them when they exercise their pets in the street. The water is to clean up urine and the bag to remove crap.
Owners who are found guilty of allowing their dogs to foul the street and not cleaning the mess up face fines of up to 3,000 Euros.
The town has also opened a dog park with all sorts of apparatus to exercise your pet on.