Pet Policy


• Sec. 3-67. – Animals at city-sponsored events.

(a) Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having possession, charge, custody or control of any animal, as defined in section 3-3, to take that animal, whether on a leash or not on a leash, into or allow the animal to enter the boundaries of any city-sponsored public event unless such event is specifically designated as exempt from this section due to the event’s nature by the bureau manager or designee. The boundaries and the interior of a city-sponsored public event shall consist of any area that is part of the event and shall include any public street, sidewalk or other publicly owned area within that area.

(b) Failure to remove animal. It shall be unlawful for any person with an animal within the boundaries of a city-sponsored public event to fail to obey the command of a law enforcement officer or of an animal control officer to remove such animal from the event.

(c) Exception. This section shall not apply to the following: (1) Those animals that are part of an authorized event exhibit. The bureau manager or his designee shall have the authority to specify the conditions for having such animals for the protection of the public and for the well-being of the animals. (2)

Guide dogs. (Code 1985, § 3-21)