Addressing Sofia's stray dog problem
Sofia is trying to solve its stray-dog problem. City Hall starts with the assumption that stray dogs do not come into the streets alone - they are abandoned pets.
Their strategy is to start with pet owners. As of 4th January 2012 all pet dogs must have a microchip implanted. Owners of dogs without a microchip can be fined 200 leva if caught walking them outdoors.