A COSTA Blanca city wants to analyse the DNA of dog faeces to catch their unsanitary owners.
Elche’s department of hygiene wants to introduce the high-cost tracking technology alongside an increase in fines to put an end to its soiled streets.
The councillor for hygiene, Hector Diez, described Elche’s estimated 20,000 dogs as a ‘social phenomena’ that is out-growing its owners’ conscientiousness.
Mislata, near Valencia, has already seen a 90% decrease in dog waste after implementing DNA analysis in 2016.
The municipality gave all dog owners a free ticket to have their dogs’ DNA recorded, before imposing fines of €200 for fouling and €300 for not having a pet registered.