Animals are not allowed on any beaches in Mexico Beach

Mayor Al Cathey says this has been a rule for the past 20 years when an issue arose with people...
Mayor Al Cathey says this has been a rule for the past 20 years when an issue arose with people not taking care of their animals.(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 8:09 PM EDT
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MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - At Tuesday’s Mexico Beach City Council Meeting, officials addressed the issue of dogs at the beach.

Mayor Al Cathey says there’s nowhere in Mexico Beach that allows any animals on the beach. He says this has been a rule for the past 20 years when an issue arose with people not taking care of their animals, whether that be cleaning up after them or not keeping an eye on them.

And now the city is starting to see people no longer following that rule.

“At certain times of the year, people do not heed our signs and it causes a problem we don’t want to be unfriendly about it but we also want people to understand that in Mexico Beach there is no place for animals to be on the beach,” Mayor Cathey said.

Mayor Cathey goes on to add the rules have been relaxed for a while, but now that they are getting back into the busy tourist season, they want residents and visitors to follow them.

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