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Dog Rules

Adapted by Henry Bryant from a recent blog entry
There have been some discussions recently about barking dogs and the (il)legality of it. In a nutshell, any animal (bird/dog/goat/cat/etc.) making noise constantly for 10 minutes or intermittently for 30 anywhere in the city leaves the owner subject to a noise violation warning and/or fine.
In the process of digging that up I found other interesting tidbits – including the number of pets and livestock allowed, who is tasked with corpse removal, and … this one, which I *know* has been complained about on this list a number of times: Sec. 18-9. – Removal of canine fecal matter

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, possessing, harboring or having care, charge, control or custody of any dog not to remove any feces left by that dog on any sidewalk, gutter, street, lot or other public area. Dog waste shall be immediately removed by placing said matter in a closed or sealed container and thereafter disposing of it in a trash receptacle, sanitary disposal unit or other closed or sealed refuse container; (b) Each and every violation of this code section shall be punishable to the extent provided by code section 1-8; (c) This section shall not apply to visually impaired persons who have the charge, control or use of a guide dog. (Ord. No. 1996-57, § 1, 8-12-96)

If you’re one of those people who refuses to pick up after your dog on walks, beware. Up to $1,000 fine per incident could result, especially with the number of home security camera systems that are out there to potentially catch you in the act. It could get expensive, and quick….

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