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Pet owners who don't pick up dog feces to face $500 fine in Franklin

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Posted at 3:37 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 16:42:13-04

The Franklin Police Department will start enforcing pet owners to remove and dispose of dog feces by June 1.

The City Council adopted Ordinance #284 requiring the removal and disposal of fecal matter deposited by dogs on Feb. 26. It was adopted to protect and promote the health and safety of its citizens.

The ordinance requires the person in control of the dog to remove and dispose of the feces left by a dog in a sanitary manner.

There will be a fine of $500 if the requirements of the ordinance are not met.

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