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Username: Cmg

Post Number: 9
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 07:24 pm:   

Is there anything that can be done about all the people that have their dogs leave a gift on our lawns? I have seen people walking their dogs and leave a huge drive-by and some that just let the dogs out their front door to take care of it on the neighbor's lawn.

Greg Carr, Code Enforcement Administrato
Username: Greg_carr

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 09:28 am:   

There are two issues here.

1. Dogs being walked on a leash leaving unwanted deposits.

It is not allowed. However, the biggest problem is catching someone in the act. The homeowner will be the best person to catch someone not respecting their property. We suggest that you ask the person if they need a bag to pick up the waste if you see it in progress. Having a camera ready if they become rude and say that they aren't going to pick up the waste comes in handy. Take a picture and tell them that you are going to be calling Animal Control. This will usually get them to change their tune or pick another route to walk their dog. Animal Control can talk to a neighbor if you suspect who is doing it but haven't caught them yet.

2. Homeowners letting their pets run loose in their front yards.

The same animal at large rules apply even if it is in someone’s own front yard. Dogs will be dogs. Even the best trained dog may react in a manner that is not normal if another dog or animal is in the area. Not all people like a strange dog running up to smell or greet them while they are taking a walk on a public sidewalk.

It is always a good idea to call and talk with Animal Control about any animal questions. It is hard to respond to every possible situation that may occur through a posting or email. A person to person contact allows us to cover all of the "what if" questions. The phone number to Animal Control is 972-292-5303.

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