Ronald W. Nesbitt

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Apr 07

If it Poops please Scoop!

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM by PattiAnn Schultz

I cannot believe that I have to write this but I am tired of fielding complaints about people who do not pick up after their dogs in our area parks.  Between the walking trails at the Gosnell Big Woods and Field, Whiting Road Nature Preserve and the path at North Ponds Park, I am being told that the amount of canine feces is unimaginable.

According to Section 101-3, E under Town Code, “ Upon the deposit of waste by a dog or domestic animal on the property of another person, the owner of such dog or animal shall remove the waste, and make proper disposal thereof.”  This is a Town Code violation and you can be issued an appearance ticket. 

PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET!  Bring a bag with you on your walk and take it home with you to dispose of properly.  I am embarrassed to think that I have to write this as I would think that this is just a common courtesy that each person would have towards the other in our community. 

Also, please remember that all dogs must be on leashes when on town owned property.  According to Section 101-3 under Town Code, “ No person shall permit a dog or domestic animal owned by him to be at large within the Town of Webster unless restrained by a leash or lead; provided, however, that dogs may be unleashed while controlled or contained on the owner’s premises or when on the private premises of another with the knowledge, consent and approval of such person pr when hunting in the company of and under the control of a hunter or hunters upon the property of another with the knowledge, consent and approval of the property owner.”

While I understand that your dog might be the most gentle animal in the world, some young child or an adult does not know that when a dog comes bounding at them while they are walking or running the trails in these parks. This is also a Town Code violation and you can be issued an appearance ticket. 

So please, be courteous to the other people who are also enjoying the parks here in our town and pick up after your pet and keep them leashed on town property.  On behalf of everyone in the community, thank you.

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Ronald W. Nesbitt