Please ensure that you are picking up after your Pet. Chapter 4 of the Broward County Code requires owners to pick up after their pets when they defecate as well as dogs at large are prohibited . Below are some of the rules in Broward County:
Sec. 4-3. – Dogs at large prohibited.
(a) It shall be a violation of this section for any person to permit any dog to be at large as defined herein.
(b) No dog shall be allowed to stray, run, or go at large upon any public property or street, sidewalk, park, or on the private property of another without the consent of the property owner.
(c) Any dog that is on private property without the consent of the property owner or resident may be captured in a humane trap or otherwise humanely confined. A person capturing an at-large dog will be responsible for the humane care of the dog until the captured dog is turned over to the Division, or other humane organization, or licensed wildlife trapper. A person shall not entice a dog to become at large for the purpose of trapping or apprehending when that dog would otherwise not be at large.
(d) Any person confining or leashing a dog must do so in amanner that is not injurious to the dog’s health.
(e) In order for a dog to be allowed on a public street, road, park, or other public property, unless otherwise specifically permitted, the dog shall be under the direct control of the owner or keeper, except while hunting, pursuant to a permit or during an obedience demonstration, show, trial, training exercise, competition, show, match, or an educational program, if sufficient precautions are taken by the owner of the dog, or sponsor of the event to ensure the safety and protection of both the public and other animals.
(f) The owner of any dog at large that has attacked or bitten any person or domestic animal in an unprovoked attack shall be in violation of this section.
(g) ”At Large” shall not include dogs actually working livestock, guarding livestock, or being trained to work livestock.
(h) An officer shall issue
a citation for any dog found by the officer to be at large as provided in
Section 4-28. Additionally, the officer may seize and impound the at-large dog.
Sec. 4-8. – Permitting dogs or cats to commit a nuisance.
(a) It shall be a violation of this section and it shall be deemed to be a nuisance for any person who owns or harbors any dog or cat to permit said animal to defecate upon:
(1) The sidewalk of any public street; or
(2) Any public park or beach, or school ground, other than in areas designated for that purpose; or
(3) Any private property not belonging to the owner of the dog or cat, unless said person makes an immediate effort to remove any feces deposited by said dog or cat; or
(4) Any swale or street right-of-way serving to convey storm water to a canal, lake, or other receiving water, unless said person makes an immediate effort to remove any feces deposited by the dog or cat.
For More Information Please Go To: http://www.broward.org/Animal/Resources/Pages/AnimalLaws.aspx