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Official Seeks Law On Vegas Strip Panhandler Pets

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A county elected official wants to restrict panhandlers’ pets on the Las Vegas Strip.

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani (jun-killy-AH’-nee) is set to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that could restrict animals on sidewalks and pedestrian bridges in the tourist corridor from Sahara Avenue to Sunset Road.

The Las Vegas Sun reports ( ) that seeing eye dogs and other service animals, and pets belonging to people who live near the Strip would be exempt.

So would parade animals and animals belonging to a licensed business or the government.

Commissioner Steve Sisolak tells the Sun he has a few questions about the idea, including how the ordinance might affect tourists who want to take their pet for a stroll on the Strip.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun,


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