Dunedin proposes pet poo law to clean up polluted waterways
From doggie dining and pet-friendly festivals to a famed pet memorial mural and even a contest naming a dog the honorary mayor, this city's embrace of its furry friends has earned it the nickname "Dogedin."
The animals' poo, however, is quickly becoming a contender for Public Enemy No. 1.
Looking to reduce high levels of fecal contamination in city waterways, Dunedin has proposed strengthening an existing ordinance that already requires all pet owners to pick up their animals' waste by creating a poo section in the city code book and clarifying that violators could risk fines or jail.