Droppings Made a Crime

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Monday, October 09 2006 Oct 9, 2006 Monday, October 09, 2006 1:45:24 PM CDT October 09, 2006 in News
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ST. CHARLES (AP) - Leaving dog droppings in public places could potentially land you in jail in St. Charles. Mayor Patti York says she'll sign an ordinance sometime this week that toughens the St. Louis-area town's pooper-scooper law. Violators could face a fine of up to 500 dollars or get up to three months in jail. The city council passed the measure last week. Many municipalities have laws requiring pet owners to clean up after their animals. But St. Charles councilman Jerry Reese wanted to make it easier for police and animal control officers to deal with the problem. In fact, the new law will make it a violation to even walk a pet without, quote, "waste removal equipment."

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