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LITTER HOTLINE HELPS RESIDENTS REPORT PROBLEMS

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Keep Pinellas Beautiful has a new 24-hour litter reporting hotline that residents can use to report litter problems: (727) 210-4663.

The litter hotline is designed for large-scale litter problems or those that pose a public safety hazard, such as cases where items could create traffic problems. Examples include:

- Road or environmental hazards.

- Illegal dumping.

- Areas with major litter problems, such as storm drains with shopping carts or bulky items in them, or places like businesses with widespread litter problems.

The hotline is not for reporting code enforcement problems such as overgrown lawns or minor instances of littering.

Action to remove the trash/litter is taken by Keep Pinellas Beautiful staff members or coordination with the appropriate city or county department.

Callers must provide a street address or intersection, description of the litter problem, and a contact number. Keep Pinellas Beautiful will coordinate with city or county departments on reports.

Call (727) 210-4663 or visit www.keeppinellasbeautiful.org.

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Petition seeks protection for pets

Defend Our Pets seeks pet owners to sign a petition that will be presented to Congress before the summer session is over in hopes of passing a bill to protect pets through tougher laws and regulations regarding the quality of pet food sold in the United States. Visit www.defendourpets.org or e-mail attorney Jay Edelson at jay@blimlaw.com.

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