Mayor Carty and his dog Scout
November 1, 2007 - Your tax dollars pay for city offices located inside One Government Center. People who work there are prohibited from bringing their pets to work for a number of reasons, including health and safety. Yet, Mayor Finkbeiner brings his dog nearly every day. 13abc's I-Team reporter Ronnie Dahl has been investigating whether he's breaking the rules.
Pets are not allowed in One Government Center. But assistance dogs are and that seems to be how Scout is gaining access to the mayor's workplace.
Scout was on his way to becoming an assistance dog when a medical condition sidelined his career. He developed arthritis in his elbow and that disqualified him from being a working assistance dog. So, the mayor adopted the yellow lab.
He's now a regular fixture at One Government Center, attending press conferences, taking walks with city employees and even enjoying curbside service at pickup time.