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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania May Ban Dogs

| by Michael Allen

In Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, town officials are considering banning dogs in the financial district as part of a revitalization plan.

Some residents say pet owners sometimes leave larger dogs tied to parking meters, which can scare customers away from businesses.

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Not surprisingly, there's also a problem with dog owners not cleaning after their dogs have defecated.

John Kirkland, a councilman in Beaver Falls, told CBS Pittsburgh: “When I walk, I try to walk daily, I tell you I get disgusted because people aren’t cleaning up after their dogs, after animals. They've got to clean up.”

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The dog ban proposal is being researched, but the city council won't take any action until later this year.