Dog station set up at foot of Wilson Lake

WILTON —  A new pet station has been set up near the boat dock on Wilson Lake to encourage pet owners to clean up after their pets.

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After a cooling romp through the waters of Wilson Lake on Friday, Bogey, a chocolate lab belonging to Dan Leclerc, poses for a moment beside a new dog station set up near the boat launch area at the foot of the lake.

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A new dog station has been set up near the boat launch area at the foot of Wilson lake in Wilton to help dog owners clean up after their pets. An unidentified dog owner and his pet wade into the lake Friday.

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After a cooling romp through the waters of Wilson Lake on Friday, Bogey, a chocolate lab belonging to Dan Leclerc, poses for a moment beside a new dog station set up near the boat launch area at the foot of the lake.

Dog owners like to walk their pets around town and especially around the scenic lake area, Town Manager Rhonda Irish said. But she has received several complaints about owners not picking up dog waste, including many from the area around the boat dock, she said Friday.

A few residents came forward and provided the funding for the new station, complete with plastic bags and a receptacle to hold the filled bag. There's also  a sign asking owners to keep the area clean because pet waste transmits disease.

abryant@sunjournal.com

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diapers

Now put something over by the swimming area so dirty diapers quit showing up in the bushes.

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Pet owners really need to

Pet owners really need to step up and be responsible!! I have read too many articles this summer about places having to ban pets from being allowed because they're owners can't be responsible enough to clean up after them! It takes all of a couple minutes to scoop the poop and put it in a bag!

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