Paris finally gets tough on dirty dogs

Tough measures introduced to tackle dog poo in Paris, France

source: Jon Henley
Guardian April 15 2002 p15

Tough measures have been introduced to tackle the problem of dog poo in Paris, France. Owners who do not clean up after their dogs may be fined the equivalent of some 300 pounds sterling. There are around 70 hygiene inspectors, who can impose on-the-spot fines. A further 1,400 city surveillance officers should soon be able to do the same thing. Booklets have been handed out to dog owners. The Paris council is also cutting down on its dog cleaning programme, which costs the equivalent of around 8 million pounds sterling annually.