(A)   Any person owning, harboring, walking, in possession of or in charge of a dog which defecates on public property, public park property, public right-of-way or any private property without the permission of the private property owner, shall remove all feces immediately after it is deposited by the dog. All feces removed in accordance with this section shall be placed in a suitable bag or other container that closes and disposed of in a lawful manner.
   (B)   Any violation of this section shall constitute a non-criminal violation punishable by a fine or a civil penalty in accordance with § 10.99.
   (C)   The provisions of this section shall not apply to a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog accompanying any person with a disability.
   (D)   Nothing in this subchapter shall prevent a private citizen from bringing an action to abate a nuisance or from bringing an action for damage, loss or injury to the private citizen or his or her property resulting from the animal being a public nuisance.
(Ord. O-09-18, passed 9-4-18)  Penalty, see § 10.99