Updated with correction.
Last week MoreThanTheCurve.com received two complaints about dog owners in Conshohocken. The first involved dog owners leaving dog waste bags on the road and in a parking lot on East Hector Street. The person who reported this to MoreThanTheCurve.com stated that this is an ongoing issue and is made worse when cars run over them. The photo above is an example of the situation on East Hector.
The second complaint involved a resident who has a regular issue with dogs popping along the sidewalk in front of his home (he lives in the lower avenues on the east side of Conshohocken). The video that the person who complained sent in ended up being a dog peeing, not pooping. So we correct the record on that.
What is the dog owner’s responsibility for dog poop? From the Borough of Conshohocken’s code:
Any person who “curbs” such a dog shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog by any sanitary method and same shall be deposited in the owner’s garbage or disposed of in some other sanitary manner. The deposit shall be properly wrapped, packaged or protected so to prevent unsightly disposal, smell or interference with the health and welfare of the community. Any persons who curbs such a dog shall carry with them at all times, the appropriate means for removal of feces. It shall be “prima facie” evidence of violation of this Part if a person is curbing a dog without possession of appropriate removal materials or apparatus.
What is the penalty? From the Borough’s code:
Any person or persons who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.