Out, out damned Spot


It’s a doggone shame, but it seems that the state doesn’t really want Fido in the store with you.

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It’s a doggone shame, but it seems that the state doesn’t really want Fido in the store with you.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is launching a public awareness campaign to remind shoppers and retailers of the law. The reason: more than 100 complaints a year. It’s the chief gripe from the public at the ODA’s Food Safety Division, says administrator Vance Bybee.

“There’s a trend, a growing trend, for people to treat their pets like a member of the family but they forget we still have to draw the line between our furry children and those without paws,” Bybee says.

“Interestingly enough, we get more complaints in Bend and in the Pearl District of Portland where people are more affluent and have the opportunity to pamper their pets and feel this pet is a part of my family so I am entitled to do with it what I like.”

Read the full story in the Oregonian.




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