KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Ketchikan dog owners are getting a new tool to help them clean up pet droppings in public places.
A new program through the Ketchikan Gateway Borough's animal protection office aims to combat the messy problem. Dogipots -- special receptacles with free pooper-scooper bags -- soon will be installed at all borough parks.
Pet owners are already legally required to clean up after their dogs. But many people ignore that law, according to Eugene Martin, director of animal protection for the borough.
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