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Cleaning-Up-Dog-Poop

CLEANING UP DOG POOP

IF YOU WALK YOUR DOG, REMEMBER YOU MAY BE ON CANDID CAMERA!

This is lovely dog walking weather. Everyone is grateful for the good
neighbors who carry a disposal bag or container and pick up the poop their
pet puts out. For those who may have forgotten, it is against the law NOT to
pick up your pet’s poop. If someone identifies you and sends a picture to
Animal Control of you watching your pet pooping on someone else’s
property, you could be cited and not picking up the poop could affect your
pocket or pocketbook (this could be quite expensive). With the growing
number of surveillance cameras and phones with cameras, it is increasingly
likely your picture could be taken in such embarrassing circumstances. Be a
good neighbor, tuck a bag in your pocket for poop pick-up, don’t get yourself
cited and help keep our city clean.

THE LAST BAG

If you have just used your last bag and your dear dog decides to poop again,
try knocking on the neighbor’s door and asking if they have a poop bag you
could use, because you just used your last one. Some neighbors would
prefer to help you instead of finding poop on their lawn.

YOLANDA SAYS:

This is the ordinance that we use to cite people that do not pick up after
their dogs IF there is solid concrete proof that it is their dog.

Section 3-12. Nuisances generally.

(a) It shall be unlawful for the owner, or the person having charge,
custody or control of any animal, to permit either willfully or
through failure to exercise due care or control, any such animal, to
commit any nuisance by leaving its feces and to allow said
feces to thereafter remain on any public sidewalk, public
gutter, public park, public street, or any other public
property or on any improved private property other than
that of the owner or person who has custody or control of
such animal. 

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a disabled or visionimpaired
person whose disability or impairment would prevent the
picking up of feces, nor to a person using a dog trained in rescue
while engaged in a city-recognized emergency or rescue activity.