A few reminders of pet owner responsibilities:
• Pets need be leashed and under control at all times. This includes cats who should never be allowed to wander.
• Please be a courteous neighbor and pick up after your pets, be respectful and clean up all areas including sidewalks/walkways, vacant lots, common areas and individuals property. Dog waste is more than just a smelly and unsightly mess. It’s also a breeding ground for infection. Bacteria, worms and other parasites thrive in the waste until it’s cleaned up or washed into the water supply. Giardia, ringworm, roundworm and E. coli are examples of such inhabitants, all of which are commonly found in dog feces and are easily transferable upon contact. Although this may not be a pleasant chore, it is the responsibility of a pet owner. Feel free to contact your local Animal Control for information regarding these ordinances.