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Pet Waste Guidelines

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Stormy's Pet Waste GuidelinesThe following information will assist you with preventing stormwater pollution by managing pet waste to keep waterways healthy and neighborhoods inviting. 

Pick up after your pet. It is unlawful not to pick up after your pet. Leaving pet waste behind is a form of littering punishable under the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Code of Ordinances. Carry biodegradable plastic bags or a scooper to collect your pet’s waste. Encourage other pet owners to clean up after their pets. Offer an extra bag to a pet owner without one.

Teach your children to dispose properly of pet waste. Many children are given the chore of walking the family pet. Children need to be educated about how to handle the waste safely. Pet waste may contains diseases and parasites that can infect other pets or humans who come in contact with it.

Dispose of pet waste in the trash or a place reserved for pet waste. Never dump it into a storm drain.Never flush pet waste down the toilet. It wastes water. Never hose pet waste into the ground or use it as fertilizer. It can find its way into ground water sources.

We offer a brochure for your use or to distribute in your neighborhood. Download Stormy's Pet Waste Tips Card.

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Pet Waste Signage Program

The City of Fort Lauderdale can help your neighborhood to promote proper disposal of pet waste.  Please contact our Office of Neighbor Support for information on our signage program.

Deceased Animals

If you have experienced the loss of a pet, please consult with your veterinarian regarding dignified and legal burial or cremation. If you encounter a deceased animal in a public roadway or other public space, please consult our guidelines or contact Customer Service online or at (954) 828-8000. Please do not place animals in storm drains, nor in waterways.

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