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Peru puts teeth in dog poop ordinance

Posted by wlpo on May 31, 2016

The message from the Peru City Council is to pick up after your dogs in any yard, whether it’s your own or someone else’s when out for a walk.

The council voted to amend their “waste accumulations ordinance.” If you let your dog’s poop pile up in your yard, you could get a nuisance ticket from $50 to $750. A nuisance is defined as “feces accumulation that interferes with the enjoyment of a neighboring property because of odor or attraction or breeding of vermin.”

Alderman Dave Potthoff says while some may make fun of the council for caring about dog waste, he sees it as a public health issue and a way to protect neighborhoods.

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