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Chesterfield residents face stiff penalties for feeding wild animals

Don't feed those animals. That is message to Chesterfield residents.

According to a city ordinance passed this month, residents caught feeding animals will serve up to three months in jail. The ordinance outlaws feeding certain types of animals inside city limits. 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.

Punishment for violating the ordinance is subject to a $500 fine and jail time. 

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