505.11  DEFECATION REMOVAL REQUIRED.
   (a)   The feces deposited by the defecation of any animal upon any public land, street or right of way or upon the land of any private property owner other than that of the owner of the animal or the person in charge thereof, creates an unsanitary and unhealthy condition and is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
   (b)   No person being the owner or in charge of any animal shall permit such animal to defecate upon any public land, street, or right of way or upon the land of any private property owner within the City.
   (c)   Where the owner or person in charge or control of such animal immediately, and before taking such animal from the area where the defecation occurred, cleans the area and removes the feces and disposes of it in a sanitary manner in a proper receptacle, the nuisance shall be considered abated.
   (d)   The accumulation of defecation upon any property where animals are kept creates an unsanitary and unhealthy condition and is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
   (e)   No person being the owner or person in charge of any animal shall permit the accumulation of defecation upon the property where the animal is kept.  The owners or person in charge of the animal shall maintain the property where the animal is kept in a clean and sanitary condition by the regular removal of the defecation of such animal in a proper sealed sanitary receptacle.
   (f)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of one of the following:
      (1)   Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (f) hereof, a minor misdemeanor;
      (2)   If, within one year of the offense, the offender has been previously convicted of or pleaded guilty to two violations of this Code for which no other penalty is provided or of any provision of the Ohio Revised Code or of a municipal ordinance that is substantially similar to any such provision of this Code, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
         (Ord.  54-99.  Passed 5-17-99.)