City installs dog sanitation stations throughout downtown

City installs dog sanitation stations throughout downtown

To continue to keep historic downtown Guthrie a great place to visit and shop, the City of Guthrie recently added dog sanitation stations throughout the downtown.

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Last month, the Parks Department installed the stations to give pooches a spot to relieve themselves – instead of doing their business on sidewalks, streets, gardens or other public areas.

“We had received complaints that people had no place to pick up and dispose liter of walking dogs,” City Manager Leroy Alsup said.

Alsup continued to say they encourage citizens to take advantage of walking throughout the downtown area with their favorite four-legged companion.

The ordinance (see below) for Guthrie says an owner or controller of the animal is to remove and dispose of any feces left by his dog on any sidewalk, street, park, playground or other public area.

§ 3-60  WASTE DISPOSAL

   (A)   Duty of owner or controller to dispose.  It shall be the duty of each person who owns, possesses or controls a dog to remove and dispose of any feces left by his dog on any sidewalk, street, park, playground or other public area. It shall further be the duty of each person who owns, possesses or controls a dog to remove and dispose of any feces left by his dog on any private property, neither owned nor occupied by such person.
   (B)   Duty to possess means of removal.  No person who owns, possesses or controls such dog shall appear with such dog on any sidewalk, street, park, playground or other public area without the means of removal of any feces left by such dog. Furthermore, no person who owns, possesses or controls such dog shall appear on any private property, neither owned nor occupied by such person, without the means of removal of any feces left by such dog.
   (C)   Method of removal and disposal.  For the purposes of this division, the means of removal shall be any tool, implement or other device carried for the purpose of picking up and containing such feces, unexposed to such person or the public. Disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such feces to a place suitable and regularly reserved for the disposal of garbage.
   (D)   Enforcement.  Violation of this section shall be enforced in accordance with law by animal control officer, or a police officer.
   (E)   Violation; fine.  Violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of $20 for each occurrence.
(Ord. 3198 , passed 9-16-08)

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