The Concord Monitor is reporting that the City Council has rescinded its ban on dogs in cemeteries.

The city council last night lifted the ban it imposed last month on dogs in the 13 public cemeteries, with councilors saying existing ordinances that require owners to leash their animals and clean up after them can be more effectively enforced.

“I think the community has heard loud and clear – dog owners, I’m a dog owner – that the dog needs to be on a leash and that you need to pick up after your . . . pets,” said Councilor Candace Bouchard, who represents Ward 9.

Update on the Dogs in Cemeteries story