Environment: Week's Watch

Like other suburbanites, most citizens of Cleveland's Shaker Heights just love dogs—their own, that is. Other people's merely make messes. Those who own no dogs find their scat a common danger to the unwary footstep and an offense to the wandering eye. After receiving 82 complaints in one month, Shaker Heights' city council finally approved an ordinance which declares that "no person being the owner or in charge or control of any dog shall allow or permit such dog to commit a nuisance" on any public or private property without the property owner's permission. Offenders would be subject to...

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