(KMOV) – Chesterfield residents caught feeding animals will serve up to three months in jail, according to an amended city ordinance passed at a city council meeting earlier this month.
The Chesterfield City Council on Nov. 4 amended a city ordinance that outlaws feeding certain types of wild animals within city limits.
Under the amended ordinance, it is now illegal to feed all wild mammals, including pigeons and Canada Geese.
The ordinance previously only forbade residents from feeding deer and Canada Geese, but people had recently been complaining to the council about raccoons being fed.
Anyone who violates the ordinance, which is now in effect, are subject to a $500 fine and/or up to 90 days in jail.