Failure to 'scoop the poop' may result in higher fines

State lawmakers want to increase the fine for dog owners who don?t properly ?scoop the poop.? The fine will raise the current $100 penalty to $250. At some county parks like Tibbet?s Brook, free plastic

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2008, 10:34 PM

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Failure to 'scoop the poop' may result in higher fines
State lawmakers want to increase the fine for dog owners who don?t properly ?scoop the poop.?
The fine will raise the current $100 penalty to $250. At some county parks like Tibbet?s Brook, free plastic bags are available and reminder signs are posted.
Dog owners say cleaning up is a courtesy to other walkers and safer for the environment. Dog waste can be harmful if it?s left on the ground and gets into the water supply.
"It's not that big a deal to do it,? says resident Barbara Kaplan. ?People ought to be doing it anyway."
Gov. Paterson has 10 days to review the change and sign the new fines into law.


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