Was the title of this email from my community. Apparently a bunch of deadbeat dog owners can't pick up their stupid pet's shit. Cops are getting involved Serious bidness! Dear Residents, I would like to take a moment of your time and really express the urgency of this letter. To those honorable residents that are of model citizens within our community and follow what I would call an act of "Common Sense", I thank you for your efforts of helping us to provide a clean and healthy community for each and everyone of us. The over abundance of pet waste throughout our community is not only an issue of health but also one of human decency. Since this is an ongoing problem and having residents that do not take pride within the community or the respect of others, we have contacted the county as well as police authorities and we will now have patrolling of our common grounds. The best part is that we have quite a few of these people of authority living in our community and they have all rights to issue ticketing to those who do not follow these simple rules. Please see the price of these fines below. Fairfax Co has supplied pet waste stations throughout the community to help this cause for years. THIS IS A NO TOLERANCE ISSUE! WE ENCOURAGE OTHER RESIDENTS TO REPORT ANY VIOLATORS TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TO HELP US FOR FUTURE RESOLVE! Per our Fairfax County Government: "Pet waste left on the grass or in the woods makes its way to storm drains every time it rains. Storm drains lead to lakes or streams that ultimately lead to the Occoquan Reservoir and the Potomac Rivers, our drinking water supply. Pet waste may carry disease-causing organisms, which make water unsafe for swimming and more costly to treat for drinking. Dog waste on the ground is ugly and messy. It pollutes our environment even if it is hidden in the bushes, under leaves or in the woods. Please pick up after your pets. Our health may depend on it." Section 41.1-2-6. - Animals causing unsanitary conditions. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal or animals to keep such animal or animals i n such a manner as to cause unsanitary conditions. The owner or custodian of any dog shall be responsible for the removal of excreta deposited by such dog on the property of another, including public places. (26-04-41.1.) Pet owners who violate these County animal regulations may, for example, incur penalties of up to $250 in fines (for the "pooper scooper" regulation).