Pick Up After Your Pets To Help Preserve Local Waterways

The City of Golden Valley wants to remind residents to clean up after their pets in city parks and on private property too.

Neglecting to pick up pet waste in Golden Valley is against the law. City Code Section 6-1 states it is unlawful for any animal owner to allow their animal to defecate upon public property without immediately removing the excrement and disposing of it in a sanitary manner.

Not only should pet owners clean up after their pets on public property, its smart to clean up on your own property too. With melting snow and large amounts of rain, pet waste can easily be washed into storm drains and into local water systems, contaminating lakes and streams.

After all, picking up after your pet as easy and it’s the right thing to do.

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