Manuela Carmena attends a meeting at Cibeles Palace in Madrid, Spain on Nov. 23, 2015.
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April 18, 2016 1:25 PM EDT

Soon in Madrid if you don’t pick up after your dog, you’ll face more than a glare from a neighbor.

Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena is beginning a crackdown on dog poop on the city streets, saying careless pet owners could face fines up to 1,500 euros ($1,700), the Associated Press reports. Or, the punishment may fit the crime: Carmena says she will propose that offenders could spend time cleaning the streets on weekends as a substitute for the fine.

Madrid is initially going to focus on two city districts having especially bad problems with pet waste.7


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