Ordinance bans dogs from Greenwood Cemetery

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - Pet owners who fail to abide by a city ordinance banning dogs from Greenwood Cemetery could face citations and fines from police.

Mayor Gayle Strassell offered a reminder at Monday's board of public works meeting that dogs and other animals are not allowed in the cemetery. Sexton Earl Parker has reported problems with dogs urinating on tombstones, Strassell said.

"We'd like to let people know that we have an ordinance keeping dogs away from the cemetery," she said. The problem isn't coming from people visiting graves with dogs, the mayor said, but people choosing the cemetery as a location to walk their dogs.

The ordinance does not cover privately owned St. Mary's Cemetery.