Just a tad intrusive?


Homeowners in Englewood, a suburb of Denver, now have to scoop the poop in their own backyards, reports the Denver Post. A task force that met for over a year came up with the new law that gives people 72 hours to remove dog-door face fines from $50 to $999. The town got tough on backyard dog poop for sanitary reasons, said deputy manager Mike Flaherty, who acknowledges that enforcing the ordinance presents problems. How, he wonders, will officers determine the exact age of the poop in question? Especially in winter, when, as he pointed out, “It’s going to be frozen.” Warnings are more likely than fines, he said, unless there’s a complaint. Homeowners, meanwhile, are calling the law a tad intrusive.

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