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505.16 DEFECATION AS A NUISANCE.
(a) No person being the owner of or having charge of any animal or fowl which defecates upon the property of another shall fail to immediately remove any and all feces deposited by such animal or fowl from the property, including public parks or other public property. The owner of or person having charge of such animal or fowl shall immediately dispose of such feces in a sanitary manner.
(b) The owner or person in charge of any animal or fowl shall keep the property where he resides in a clean and sanitary condition by regularly removing the defecation of his animal or fowl to prevent accumulations.
(c) Strict liability is intended to be imposed for a violation of this section. This section does not apply to the owner or person in charge of an animal where that animal is assisting a blind or handicapped person and defecates on property, and such person either is unaware of that fact or is unable to comply with this section. This section does not apply to law enforcement personnel in charge of an animal which is assisting such personnel in the performance of official duties.
(d) The accumulation of defecation of any animal or fowl is hereby declared to be a nuisance condition if it creates an unsanitary or unhealthy condition causing an accumulation of insects and bacteria and is a violation of this section.