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Good neighbors 101

February 14, 2010

In doing a little research for this article I was informed that this has been an ongoing issue in the neighborhood for quite awhile. So with that in mind, I will just quote the City of Fort Wayne’s Neighborhood Code Enforcement:

“Animal waste left in public areas and in neighborhood yards is a familiar complaint. And, while the neighbors might enjoy seeing your dog, they do not enjoy seeing what he leaves behind. As a reminder City sanitation law requires citizens to remove animal feces immediately from public lands and from the property of another. Citizens must also maintain animal areas in a sanitary manner regularly and as often as necessary to prevent odor, or health and sanitation problems.  When sharing common areas, be considerate of where you take your dog to urinate. Although it is not a legal requirement to remove animal urine, allowing a dog to eliminate in public areas where children play is inconsiderate and just bad form. If you encounter an on-going problem concerning sanitation, report the concern to Animal Care & Control at 427-1244. If at all possible, a timely photograph of an owner allowing a dog to leave feces behind has been known to result in a timely $50 citation.”

— Jeff McCarthy

One Comment leave one →
  1. Ryan Keirns permalink
    February 15, 2010 8:27 am

    Great picture!

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