Ordinance reads that it is unlawful for any person to own or maintain an animal in such a manner to cause a public nuisance. Examples of situations which would constitute a nuisance are:
Having an animal which disturbs the rights of or threatens the safety of a member of the general public, or interferes with the ordinary use and enjoyment of their property.
Allowing an animal to damage the property of anyone other than its owner.
Maintaining animals in an environment of unsanitary conditions which results in offensive odors.
Allowing or permitting an animal to bark, whine, howl, crow or cackle in an excessive, continuous or untimely fashion so as to interfere with the reasonable use and enjoyment of neighboring premises.
Failing to confine a female dog in heat.
Failing to remove feces deposited by a dog on any public street, sidewalk, gutter, park or other publicly owned or private property unless the owner of the property has given permission allowing such use of the property. It's your duty to scoop the poop.
If you have any questions about a possible nuisance situation, please call 311.