Dog waste

Enact pooper-scooper bylaws, regulations requiring owners to clean up after their pets, and attach fines for infractions. The City of Agoura Hills should enforce what is commonly known in California as pooper scooper laws. Any person having the custody or control of any dog shall remove immediately any feces left by such animal on any public place and to dispose of such feces in a sanitary manner. City Municipal code should also require that anyone having custody or control of a dog in a public place shall have in their possession a device or equipment for the picking up and removal of animal feces. The only exemption to this statute is to any disabled person when the person\'s disability requires a dog to accompany the person or to a person using a dog in emergency or rescue activities. First time offenders can be given either a verbal warning from a police officer or Animal Services officer, be given a courtesy citation warning them of the violation, or be given a citation. Dog walkers typically let their animals defacate along the sidewalk and in the brush on the route to and from Yerba Buena Elementary School. It is both unsanitary and disgusting for our children to have to walk through these piles left by pet owners. Further, the stench to the residents bordering Reyes Adobe between Lake Lindero and Yerba Buena is toxic. Dog droppings have become a scourge, a form of environmental pollution no less dangerous and degrading than the poisons that we exude and dump into our air and water. We further request that a fine be imposed for those pet owners who do not pick up after their dogs.

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