Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Neighbors Plea (Again) To Dog Owners To PIck Up Dog Waste

The Laurelhurst Blog often receives emails and posts about residents frustrated over dog owners not picking up after their dogs.
Neighbors have complained about walking in the waste, finding waste in their yard and seeing dog owners walk away from their dog's waste and not picking it up.
Here is a related list of City Municipal Codes and corresponding violations with fine amounts imposed by the City of Seattle:

Offenses Related to Safety and Sanitation
$109 Allowing accumulation of feces SMC 9.25.082 (A)
$54 Not removing feces from another’s property SMC 9.25.082 (B)
$54 Not having equipment to remove feces  SMC 9.25.082 (C)

Here is a recent email received:

We live around 42nd Avenue NE and it’s time for another friendly reminder to all
dog owners to please pick up after their dog and take the dog waste with them.  
Throwing the plastic bag full of dog poop into a neighbor’s flower bed is gross, unacceptable, rude, disgusting and against the law.   
If your dog poops in your neighbor’s yard, it is your responsibility to clean it up and take it with you. It’s so awful, especially with kids. 
 Do not put it in your neighbor’s garbage can or yard waste or flower bed. Be a decent person, and take it with you and dispose of it properly.


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