Chapter 8.14


8.14.010    Keeper’s responsibility.

8.14.015    Dogs prohibited on youth/athletic fields.

8.14.020    Violation – Penalty.

8.14.010 Keeper’s responsibility.

The keeper of an animal, except a domestic cat, shall:

(1) Remove for disposal any fecal matter deposited by his or her animal in the city on any public sidewalk, street, alley or in any city park, playground or cemetery, any other public place, or on the premises of a person other than the keeper when such animal is on that premises without the express or implied permission of the owner or person in possession of such premises before the keeper leaves the immediate area where the fecal matter was deposited; and

(2) Have in his or her possession the equipment necessary for removal of the fecal matter when accompanied by said animal on the public property described in subsection (1) of this section. (Ord. 1331, 2004)

8.14.015 Dogs prohibited on youth/athletic fields.

It is strictly prohibited to allow any dog(s) on the following city of Westport youth/athletic fields: Harms Little League Field, GAR Baseball Field, Dennis Rydman Soccer Field, and the baseball field area only at the Harriet Dorland City Park. Any person violating the provision of this section shall be subject to WMC 8.14.020 (Violation – Penalty). (Ord. 1588 § 1, 2016)

8.14.020 Violation – Penalty.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an infraction and the fine or bail forfeiter for such violation shall not be less than $25.00 for each offense and in addition thereto in the sound discretion of any court in which conviction is obtained, such person may be directed by the judge to pick up and remove from any public or any private property with prior permission of the legal owner upon which it is establish by competent evidence that any fecal matter was deposited by such person’s animal, all fecal matter deposed thereon by any animals prior to the date of execution of sentence. (Ord. 1331, 2004)