Be Alert, Be Aware
Vol. 2, No. 5 March 8, 2021
SOUTH MIAMI DOG PARK
The Dog Park at 6380 SW 78 Street will be closed for annual maintenance from March 24 to May 4. It will reopen on Wednesday, May 5th.
REMINDER about DOGS
I have observed that most people are very conscientious about cleaning up after their dogs. They are clearly helping to keep the City of Pleasant living pleasant. Unfortunately, I have heard that there are some who do not have the common courtesy to take the time or trouble to pick up their dogs' fecal matter. The following is the City's rules about dog fecal matter:
CODE OF ORDINANCES City of South Miami FLORIDA
Chapter 5, Article 11, Section 5-11 Removal of animal excrement. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, possessing, harboring or having the care, charge, control or custody of any dog that deposits any fecal matter on public or private property within the city (other than upon the property of the owner of the animal) to fail to immediately remove and thereafter properly dispose of the fecal matter, unless the owner or person in lawful possession of the property in question has consented to such depositing of fecal matter. For the purpose of compliance with this section, animal fecal matter on pavement or grass shall be immediately removed by placing the matter in a closed or sealed container and thereafter disposing of it by depositing the matter in a trash receptacle, sanitary disposal unit, or other closed or sealed container. (b) This section shall not apply to blind or handicapped persons accompanied by a dog used for assistance in accordance with the law. (c) A violation of this section shall be punishable for the issuance of a fine to the offending person in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the first offense and fifty dollars ($50.00) for each succeeding violation of this section.