Is It Against The Law In Texas To NOT Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop?
It happens, right? Whether you are a dog owner or not, we have all dealt with DOG POOP in the yard. Actually, other people's DOG'S POOP in the yard. And, that's what the issue is. When other people's pets POOP on your lawn. Isn't it funny how if OUR dog poops in our yard, it's cool, BUT if a neighborhood dog or strange dog poops in your yard it becomes a problem?
• IS IT ILLEGAL TO LET YOUR DOG POOP IN SOMEONE'S YARD IN TEXAS?
While all laws differ from state to state, Texas cities actually have an ordinance.
An owner or handler shall promptly remove and sanitarily dispose of feces left on public or private property by a dog or cat being handled by the person, other than property owned by the owner or handler of the dog or cat.” Potential fine: Up to $500.
A person commits an offense if the person deposits, causes to be deposited, or permits to accumulate any dry or wet solid waste upon any public or private premises within the city in such a manner as to emit noxious or offensive odors or to become unsanitary or injurious to public health or safety.
• YES! YOU CAN BE FINED FOR LETTING YOUR DOG POOP ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE LAWNS WITHOUT PICKING IT UP!
So, it's NOT illegal to let your dogs POOP in someone's yard it's ILLEGAL to NOT CLEAN IT UP! And, BY ILLEGAL THEY MEAN YOU CAN BE FINED! That's where most city ordinances come in.
• THERE ARE SOME CITIES LIKE DALLAS WHERE YOU CAN'T EVEN LET THEM POOP IN CERTAIN YARDS EVEN THOUGH YOU PLAN ON CLEANING IT UP!
Check out this ordinance in Dallas...
According to Chapter 7-4.8 of Dallas City Code, a dog owner commits an offense if they knowingly permit, or by insufficient control allow a dog to defecate in the City of Dallas on private property or on property located in a public place. For additional information on this City Ordinance, click here.
• PICK UP AFTER YOUR PETS!
Look, the responsible thing to do is to CLEAN up after your fur babies! And, ALL RESPONSIBLE dog owners should do this, Right?
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