Fort Wayne, IN - Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and City Utilities are reminding pet owners to clean up pet waste to prevent the spread of disease and to protect our waterways.
The shelter often sees a significant increase in the number of sanitary complaints during the Spring. Fort Wayne City Ordinance requires pet owners clean up pet waste or they could face a minimum $100 fine. If not cleaned up, pet waste can spread disease, be a nuisance for neighbors and others enjoying public trails and walkways, and it can have a major impact on the environment.
View the video above to see a demonstration of how pet waste enters and harms our local waterways. To learn more about the Clear Choices Clean Water campaign and take the pledge click HERE. City Utilities has free pet waste bags and holders for pet owners availalbe for pick up at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. Click HERE to learn more about City Utilities and efforts to reduce pollution entering area rivers and storm drains.