DANVERS (CBS) – Danvers plans to step up surveillance of its parks and fields due to a growing problem with dog owners who don’t pick up after their pets.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.
It has become quite a problem at John George Park, where walking is now like an obstacle course with dog droppings everywhere.
That’s very frustrating for residents like Wendy Ambrose.
“It’s just disgusting, if you bring kids, the kids are stepping in it, bad problem,” said Ambrose.
Animal control officer Mike Plunquet said he can issue $25 tickets to pooper-scooper offenders, but he admitted it’s tough to enforce.
“It’s bad enough we got geese that leaves their waste too. The geese, we got a good control of them. But the dog stuff, you can’t see it unless you’re out there watching them. So, we just want people to take responsibilities for their own dogs.”