If your dog or cat leaves his deposit in a city park or cemetery, you will have to scoop it up immediately under a lengthy revision of Louisiana’s animal and fowl ordinance.
Anyone who doesn’t scoop the poop and dispose of it is guilty of a misdemeanor and a fine ranging from $100 to $150.
The revised ordinance was given its first reading passage at the Feb. 11 meeting of the city council on a 6-1 vote. Only Councilman Chuck Hoffman voted against it, saying he didn’t think it was ready yet.
The law would go into effect upon a second reading set for the March 11 council meeting.
Copies of the revised law are now available at the Louisiana City Hall at 202 S. Third St.
For the full story, see the Feb. 20 print edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.