Balto. Co. pet cemetery poses challenge for neighbors, officials
County councilman plans legislation to limit development, protect pet owners’ rights
By Alison Knezevich (The Baltimore Sun, 8/13/2012)
At the Oakleigh Pet Cemetery in Parkville, Bobby the Wonder Monkey’s tombstone is hidden in ivy. Weeds surround the grave of Monsetta, remembered as “Our only girl.” And on Snookie’s stone marker, the epitaph “Until the end our faithful pal” is barely visible behind the brush.
The owner of the 2.5-acre cemetery near Loch Raven Boulevard says he is trying to clean up, but he has racked up nearly $30,000 in unpaid county fines and fees for persistent problems such as overgrown vegetation, junk scattered on the grounds and broken windows. Neighbors also say the property is a hot spot for teen troublemakers.
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