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As a friendly reminder to our neighbors, please keep in mind that per City Code (articles copied below) you are required to keep a dog on a leash and clean up after your dog. It is inconsiderate to your neighbors, against the law and you can be fined for offenses. Tickets can be up to $225.
SEC. 7-4.8. DEFECATION OF DOGS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY; FAILURE TO CARRY MATERIALS AND IMPLEMENTS FOR THE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF DOG EXCRETA.
(a) An owner of a dog commits an offense if he knowingly permits, or by insufficient control allows, the dog to defecate in the city on private property or on property located in a public place.
(b) An owner of a dog commits an offense if he:
(1) knowingly permits the dog to enter or be present on private property or on property located in a public place; and
(2) fails to have in his possession materials or implements that, either alone or in combination with each other, can be used to immediately and in a sanitary and lawful manner both remove and dispose of any excreta the dog may deposit on the property.
(c) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) that the owner of the dog immediately and in a sanitary and lawful manner removed and disposed of, or caused the removal and disposal of, all excreta deposited on the property by the dog.
(d) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) or (b) that:
(1) the property was owned, leased, or controlled by the owner of the dog;
(2) the owner or person in control of the property had given prior consent for the dog to defecate on the property; or
(3) the dog was a service dog being used in official law enforcement activities.
(e) This section does not apply to a service dog that is specially trained to assist a person with a disability and that was in the custody or control of that disabled person at the time it defecated or was otherwise present on private property or on property located
SEC. 7-3.1. LOOSE ANIMALS.
(a) An owner commits an offense if the owner fails to restrain the animal, at all times:
(4) by a tethering device, but only if the animal is in the owner's immediate possession and accompanied by the animal's owner, and, if the animal is a dog, the owner complies with the requirements in Section 7-4.7 of this chapter.
(b) An owner commits an offense if the owner restrains a domestic animal without providing the domestic animal access, at all times, to potable water and shelter which protects the domestic animal from direct sunlight, standing water, and extreme weather conditions, including conditions in which:
(1) the actual or effective outdoor temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit;
(2) a heat advisory has been issued by a local or state authority or jurisdiction; or
(3) a hurricane, tropical storm, or tornado warning has been issued for the jurisdiction by the National Weather Service.
(c) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) that the animal was:
(1) a dog in an off-leash site established under Section 32-6.1 of this code; or
(2) a feral cat participating in a trap, neuter, and return program approved by the director.
(d) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (b) that:
(1) the domestic animal was a dog;
(2) the dog was restrained by a tethering device while in the owner's immediate possession and accompanied by the dog's owner; and
(3) the owner was in compliance with the requirements in Section 7-4.7 of this chapter. (Ord. Nos. 26024; 27250; 30483; 30687, eff. 2/1/18)