The City requires property owners to clean up animal waste on their
property and adjoining sidewalks and gutters even if they do not own the pet,
stray, or wild animal making the waste. It is not illegal to feed stray animals,
but the City may issue a violation to the property owner for any unsanitary
conditions created as a result.
The City accepts reports of animal owners or property owners who fail to clean up unsanitary conditions or odors due to animal waste in backyards, private lots, residential or commercial buildings, and other areas.
The City enforces the
Pooper Scooper Law and accepts reports of places where dog walkers regularly
fail to pick up after their dogs. These locations include streets, sidewalks,
and other areas such as open front yards next to the public sidewalk. A City
agent must see the crime taking place in order to give a ticket. The
Pooper Scooper Law does not apply to guide dogs or service dogs walking
with people who have disabilities.