By Rebecca Sheir
With all the snow around, dog walkers might not make it a priority to scoop their pooches' poop. And they could be breaking the law.
Washington, D.C., and Fairfax County, Virginia are just two local jurisdictions with so-called "pooper-scooper laws," which require owners to pick up after their dogs.
Mark Burnett works for the pet-waste-removal service, Doody Calls. As he explains during a 'doody' run in Vienna, Fairfax County also directs owners on how to dispose of doggie doo.
"All pet waste has to be double-bagged," he says. "And they want it to be a dark-colored bag. It has to be knot-tied, and that's knot-tied as in k-n-o-t."
If they don't they face a $25 to $200 fine.
And bad weather is no excuse. The laws stay in place even if its raining cats and dogs or, in this case, snowing them.