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Eastern Sierra News for June 19, 2024





Don’t you just hate it when someone walks their dog, or a neighbor’s dog does it’s defecation or urinates in your yard and the owner acts like nothing happened? Well, I do! Or when an unleashed dog jumps on or scares a child. Well I do! I had it! I have been extremely patient in the past years but my patients are running low in this issue. So here’s a couple of ideas to get my point across to stop doing it.

I want to make it very clear I love dogs what I don’t like its their behavior that has been taught or approved by their owners. Dog owners be respectful to your non-dog and dog owners around you. Some people may say it may be impossible to re-train human beings who allow their dogs to poop in others peoples yard, but I think the opposite. I grew up living with dogs most of my life however we had a fence around the yard and we had to take turns to clean up after our dogs. Every dog owner should imagine a fence around their yard and allowed their dog to do it’s business in it. Bring along your plastic bag, if you allow your dog do its business on my yard so you can pick up after your dog. I did some research on the web and found some interesting information that animal owners may not be aware of or they might need be remindered about. With our local economy in the dumps lets work it out among ourselves and leave our local goverment agencies deal with more serious issues. Bottom line teach your dog good manners, have your dog defecate or urinate in your yard and leash your dog to remain at peace with others.

Mammoth Lakes Municipio Code-Title 6
6.12.170 Interfering with use of streets prohibited.

It is unlawful for any owner or person is possession of a dog to permit any dog to be at large which attacks, worries or barks at pedestrians, vehicles or other users of the public areas, roads, streets and highways. (Ord. 88-04 1 (part), 1988: prior code 9.36.020)
6.12.190 Nuisance behavior.

It is unlawful for any person to permit any animal owned by him or in his possession or under his control to defecate or urinate in any public place or on the property of another, to knock over trash cans, dig holes on the property of another or create a nuisance in any public place or on the property of another. (Ord. 88-04 1(part), 1988: prior code 9.36.040)
6.12.210 Dogs at large.

It is unlawful for any person owning, harboring, or having the care, custody or possession of any dog within the town limits of Mammoth Lakes to allow such dog to run at large. All such dogs shall be kept securely fastened by a chain, rope or leash unless securely confined within private property legally controlled by the person in possession of the dog. Further, any dog off the premises of its owner, or the person charged with the care, custody or possession of the dog, shall be presumed to be at large unless it is securely fastened to a rope, chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length and is under the immediate physical control of a competent person. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any dog while being trained in an obedience class or being exhibited at a dog show or obedience trial or being trained for or used for bona fide hunting purposes, or that is engaged in the herding, grazing or control of livestock; provided, however, that such dog is under the immediate vocal control of a competent person while so engaged. (Ord. 88-04 1(part), 1988: prior code 9.36.060)

Kind regards,

Amrica Hernandez

Mammoth Lakes, CA