What the law stipulates for pets and common quiet hours.
In chaotic cities, crowded neighborhoods and densely populated apartment buildings, it is not only the citizens who are obliged to observe the hours of common silence, are also their pets.
As difficult as it sounds for creatures that, although they live, they are not brought in human terms, as defined by law in 1995, non-compliance with these welfare rules carries a fine 500 euros per animal.
"There is a law 4039/2012 as amended by n. 4235/2014, which in the articles 8, paragraphs 1 and 2 provides that the non-observance of the welfare rules of the sanitary and police provisions for pets hosted in detached houses and apartments, has as an administrative sanction a fine 500 euro. That is, if a dog barks from them 15.00 at noon until 17.30 and from 23.00 until 7, under this provision, The Police can be called and certify a fine of 500 "explains the lawyer Christos Petkos to LiFO.gr.
Nevertheless, whether it is possible to restrain or restrain an animal; "When an animal barks, it does not bark only during quiet hours. And when someone is bothered, is bothered 24 hours a day. This is not defined by relevant provisions. Because we have a disturbance in the biological rhythm of human life, that is, insomnia, nerves, the existence of people with health problems, infants or the elderly, there under the Civil Code, a property owner, apartment or detached house can accept specific noise emissions. Based on this article 1003 of the Civil Code one can take precautionary measures, asking the owner to restrain the pet, to put it in, to train it etc. ".
As to whether this device is used, Mr.. Petkos answers "continued". As he explains, "According to the regulation of the apartment building, one can have up to two animals, or more with the consent of the apartment building ". Nevertheless, because most of these pets are not trained and their guardians usually work, they have no choice but to take them out very early in the morning or evening, resulting in some being annoyed. "In this case, if any remark or recommendation is made and the homeowner does not respond, the Police are called to record the incident and take precautionary measures».
What about strays
Fine is not only provided for noises from dominant animals, but also for the maintenance of homeless people in the common areas of apartment buildings. The keeping of "stray" animals is allowed for the detached houses or for the apartment buildings when there is a unanimous decision of the co-owners. Otherwise, the fine amounts to 300 euros per animal.
On the subject of stray animals, Mr.. Petkos clarifies to inform the citizens that "their owner is essentially the municipality. So, when they see a stray or a herd, they should contact the municipality which is obliged to sterilize them, to vaccinate them, to leave them in the same natural environment and put them in feeders ".
As he added, in the case of for example cats frequenting an apartment building, the inhabitants to leave a cup of water and a cat food, but to collect the bowl, no one can forbid that. As he clarifies, problem arises when the rules of well-being are not observed.