Assemblyman Marcos Crespo reminds residents to clean up after pets

The politician went door-to-door putting up reminder signs.

The politician went door-to-door putting up reminder signs.

THE BRONX - A Bronx politician is taking an extra step to get his constituents to clean up after their pets.

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo went door to door around the 85th District with a group of student volunteers to ask permission to put up front yard signs reminding people to scoop the poop and leash their dogs.

It's all part of a quality-of-life initiative called "Take pride in where you reside." Crespo says dog feces and dirty streets are some of the top complaints that come into his office.

Due to budget cuts, the city stopped putting up signs like the ones Crespo went around with Wednesday.

Dog feces on sidewalks was outlawed back in 1978. Pet owners who are caught breaking the law face a fine of $250.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

New legislation passed by the City Council will 1 Word on the Street: Bedbugs
A man, seen on surveillance video, fired several 2 Police: Man sought in connection with Pugsley Ave. shooting
VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment 3 VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment building
Police say a mall guard was trying to 4 Police: 6 sought in stabbing of mall guard in Bay Plaza
5 Bronx Sportscast, April 26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE