Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[Adopted 9-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-14]
It shall be the duty of each person who owns, possesses or controls a dog to remove and dispose of any feces left by his/her dog on any sidewalk, street or other public area. It shall further be the duty of each person who owns, possesses or controls a dog to remove and dispose of any feces left by his/her dog on any private property neither owned nor occupied by said person.
No person who owns, possesses or controls such dog shall appear with such dog on any sidewalk, street, park or other public area, including but not limited to Woodlake and Johnston Memorial Parks, without the means of removal of any feces left by such dog. Furthermore, no person who owns, possesses or controls such dog shall appear on any private property neither owned nor occupied by said person without the means of removal of any feces left by said dog.
For the purpose of this article, the means of removal shall be any pooper scooper implement, or similar device, carried for the purpose of picking up and containing such feces, unexposed to said person or the public. Disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such feces to a place suitable and regularly reserved for the disposal of human feces, to a place specifically reserved for the disposal of canine feces, or to a place so designated as appropriate by the Department of Public Works.
A. 
Violation of this article shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $25 for the first offense; not to exceed $35 for the second offense within one year; a third or any subsequent offense within one year shall require a summons and hearing before the Johnston Municipal Court. Said Court may order a fine not to exceed $200 for any such offense.
B. 
The Police Department and the Animal Control Officer of the Town of Johnston shall enforce said ordinance.
This article shall not apply to a licensed guide dog accompanying any handicapped person who, by reason of his/her handicap, is physically unable to comply with the requirements of this article.