[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Old Saybrook as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-24-1986 by Ord. No. 65]
As allowed and established under the provisions of C.G.S. § 22-333, as amended, the Town of Old Saybrook hereby establishes the following fees and charges regarding the capturing and impoundment of any dog within its jurisdiction:
Any person who owns a dog or is the keeper of a dog, and such dog has caused its feces to be deposited upon any public property, or upon private property, without the permission of the owner of such private property, shall immediately remove such feces or cause it to be removed, and shall dispose of it in a sanitary manner. A person will be considered to have disposed of feces in a sanitary manner if such person places such material in a bag or wrapper made of paper or plastic or otherwise disposes of such feces on their own property. For the purpose of this article, if the owner or keeper of a dog is an unemancipated minor, such minor's parent or guardian shall be deemed to be the owner or keeper of the dog.
Nothing herein shall be construed to apply to the situation where a dog is on its owner's property or keeper's property, or where the dog owner or keeper has the permission of the private property owner.
Any blind person who is the owner or keeper of a dog which has been trained and educated to guide and assist such blind person in traveling upon the public streets or highways or otherwise, and such dog is in the direct custody of such blind person and is wearing a harness shall be exempt from the provisions of this article.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, other than the owner, harboring or having in his possession any dog within the meaning of Connecticut General Statutes Section 22-357.
- PRIVATE PROPERTY
- All property within the Town of Old Saybrook boundaries which is not owned by the Town of Old Saybrook, State of Connecticut, the federal government, or any agency thereof.
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Any property owned, occupied or controlled by the Town of Old Saybrook, State of Connecticut, the federal government, or any agency thereof, but not limited to parks, streets, sidewalks, and grass areas adjacent to streets and sidewalks.
Any person who violates this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100.