City wants dog owners to follow ordinance

Published 1:10 am Sunday, January 30, 2011

Corinth officials say the city’s pooper-scooper ordinance is being ignored in some downtown areas and the messy trails are not going to be tolerated.

A city ordinance requires pet owners to clean up the excrement of their animals from public and private property — and provides fines for those who don’t.

Kim Ratliff, a city projects director, said the city knows the culprits are more than one dog owner. She says recent cold weather kept the smell down.

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The city is putting up signs around town to remind dog owners to clean up after their pets.