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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 (http://bit.ly/vlebls ) 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, http://www.lasvegassun.com


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