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You shouldn't have to watch where you step in our neighborhoods but unfortunately there are people who neglect to pick up after their pets. Not only is it unsightly, pet waste left on the lawn or next to the sidewalk washes into storm drains carrying it directly into our rivers and Lake Michigan.

Please, on behalf of your neighbors, double-bag pet waste in plastic bags. Seal the bags and then put them in your green garbage cart. If you have any questions, call DPW at 286-CITY (2489).

There is a serious problem of dogs being at large throughout the city, and Ald. Puente would also like to remind residents that city law prohibits an owner from permitting an animal to be at large.