(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or permit any animal to enter or remain in:
(a) Any establishment or place of business where food or food products fit for human consumption are sold or distributed, including but not limited to restaurants, grocery stores, meat markets, and fruit or vegetable stores;
(b) Ellison Park, Commons Park;
(c) School premises during school hours and school activities;
(d) Posted picnic, pond, and play areas; and
(e) Place of worship during public service.
(2) Any person taking or permitting a dog in parks, not listed above, and that are designated as neighborhood parks, pocket parks, improved detention basins, or established City trail systems, shall keep the dog under said person's direct physical control and on a leash no longer than sixteen feet (16'). Any person bringing or accompanying a dog to these locations shall immediately remove all dog excrement, deposited by the dog and deposit it in a sanitary manner.
(3) This Subsection shall not apply to Service Animals in the company of an impaired person, whether on a leash or being held by their owner. Service Animals in the presence of their master for the purpose of public education programs, animals used in conjunction with law enforcement exercises, or other civic events, wherein the presence of animals is specifically authorized by the City Council, shall also be exempt from the provisions of this Section.
Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 04-53, Amended, 8/5/2004
Ord. No. 98-12, Enacted, 2/5/1998
Ord. No. 98-52, Amended, 8/6/1998
Ord. No. 16-18, Amended, 5/19/2016