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Mon, June 24

Vets donate to 'doggie bag' canine waste<BR>

People in Prescott Valley no longer have an excuse not to clean up after their pets.

The Prescott Valley Pet Clinic and Kachina Animal Hospital donated 15 pet waste receptacles for placement in the town's public parks and soon all pet owners will have access to waste disposal convenience.

The town's Parks and Recreation Department will purchase the bags to stock those units, said department supervisor Ed Grossenheider.

"This is a dog waste disposal system," Grossenheider said as he placed the first such unit at Fain Park earlier this week.

He said that the clinic's donation saves the town hundreds of dollars and each park will keep those units stocked with bright blue bags.

The waste disposal units take away any excuse for not picking up after your dog, Grossenheider explained.

Earlier this summer some pet owners still allowed their animals to roam without leashes in addition to not picking up their animals' waste, despite the town's many posted signs within the public parks.

The Town's rules and regulations regarding animals state that owners should not allow their dogs to eliminate biological waste on any public walks, recreational areas or private property other than that of the owner.

Contact Briana Lonas at blonas@prescottaz.com

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