City reminds owners to pick up pet waste

September 27, 2013

NEW — 12:55 p.m. Sept. 27, 2013


The city of Newcastle wants to encourage pet owners to be mindful and “scoop the poop” of their pets.

Pet waste contaminates local rivers and creeks. Picking up pet waste and disposing of it in the trash helps protect water quality in the neighborhood and local watershed.

Residents can visit City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, to obtain a free doggie-bone bag holder. The holder clips to a pet’s collar and holds up to 10 plastic bags. Read more