Friendswood Code of Ordinances

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Sec. 10-17. - Animals running at-large prohibited.


It shall be unlawful for any animal owned, kept or harbored to run at-large.


The director of animal control, the animal control officer, or any peace officer is authorized to impound any animals running at-large.


Dogs traveling in the backs of pickup trucks, open cab vehicles, and trailers, which are not covered with a camper cover, side board, or other such device, shall be considered at-large. Dogs traveling inside vehicles shall be restrained in a manner that will not cause injury to such animal and will prevent it from reaching the outside of the vehicle or trailer.

(Code 1974, § 3-29; Ord. No. 88-21, § 1, 3-20-1989; Code 1994, § 10-18; Ord. No. 2001-25, § 1(3-29), 1-7-2002)

Sec. 10-19. - Defecation by animals.

It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to promptly remove and dispose of, in a sanitary manner, feces left by an animal being handled by that person on any property, public or private, other than the premises of the owner or handler of such animal. For the purposes hereof, the term "handler" shall mean the person having custody and control of such animal, whether by leash or by voice and sight. Further, it shall be unlawful for any person to walk an animal upon public property or upon the private property of someone other than the animal's owner or handler without having in their possession a container or other instrument suitable for removal and disposal of such animal's feces in a sanitary manner. However, this section shall not apply to handicapped persons using guide dogs or to peace officers using animals in the discharge of law enforcement activities.

(Ord. No. 92-11, § 1, 9-14-1992; Code 1994, § 10-20; Ord. No. 2001-25, § 1(3-45), 1-7-2002)