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It's the law: Clean up after pets

September 25, 2017

It is the law to clean up after your pets, whether they are on sidewalks, private front yards, school fields or parks. Title 10 of the Los Angeles County Code prohibits residents from leaving pet waste on any public or private property that does not belong to the resident.

It is important to keep our City and the environment clean, and animal waste can get into City storm drains and flow into the ocean. To assist pet owners with clean-up, some City parks are equipped with special refuse bags.

Residents must also abide by the City's leash law, which requires all dogs to be on a leash while in public. A leashed dog protects the pet as well as residents, guests and City workers.

To complain about a barking dog, contact the City's Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266.

 

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