It could cost you $1000 if you don't properly pick up after your pooch.

Zoonar/Erik Lam

Rye's new ordinance give's the police the authority to write fines of up to $1000 if dog owners fail to dispose of their animal waste properly.

Some say the fine is too harsh, I say it's about time. I'm tired of people no cleaning up after their dogs. It's really not that difficult and it's part of the responsibility of the dog owner.

Especially in an area like the seacoast where waste gets into creeks and marshes, polluting them.

It's simple. Pick up after your dog!