New Canaan

New Canaan Considers Cameras to Catch Delinquent Pooper Scoopers

The town of New Canaan is considering installing cameras at a park to catch dog owners who don't clean up after their pets relieve themselves. 

New Canaan Parks and Recreation Chairwoman Sally Campbell told Hearst Media Connecticut the plan to install cameras was just one part of an effort to address the park's dog excrement problem. She said police are also stepping up patrols near parks. 

Parks Commissioner Francesca Segalas said some cameras would be placed in the parking lot to record license plates, while others would be hidden along trails so police could match pet owners with their vehicles and issue a fine. 

Not everyone is on board. Some said they were uneasy about being watched while on a trail, while others wonder how long the video would be kept. 

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