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With more reasonable weather and the melting of snow, unpleasant sights are becoming more noticeable in Morden.

Currently, no fines have been given this season, but Morden is reminding residents to pick up after their dogs when on public property.

It's a common courtesy says By-Law Officer Rick Paracholski, and under the Animal Control By-law, owners are required to pick up after their pets; bags are also offered around the city for owners to use.

"People with their dogs they're supposed to keep them on a leash because then you have control and they're not just running around the park and doing their business everywhere. If you're with your animal, you're going to clean up after them."

Paracholski says he believes around 99 percent of dog owners are responsible and follow the rules, but there is the minority that don't and make everyone look bad.

Often it falls to catching someone in the moment says Paracholski; however, if someone does notice an owner not picking up after their dog, he encourages them to give him a call at 204-822-2562.

"Try to get a description of the people and the animal, and if you know who it is then, by all means, give me their name, and I will visit them and advise them that's not tolerated and they could face a hefty fine."

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