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Fayetteville Arkansas - Summer reminders for pet safety owner responsibilities 24 May 2022 ( news )
Fayetteville , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
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May 24 , 2022
Animal Services Superintendent
479 - 444 - 3456
jlentz@fayetteville - ar . gov
Summer reminders for pet safety , owner responsibilities
FAYETTEVILLE , Ark . — Fayetteville Animal Services and the department of Parks , Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs are reminding Fayetteville residents and guests that the City “
” ( Ord . 5828 ) applies to City parks and its trail system .
Aside from the IAMS Dog Park and Lake Wilson Park – the City’s two designated off - leash areas – all other City parks require dogs to be on a leash at all times .
Leashes prevent dogs from chasing other animals or people , and from getting lost . They provide a sense of safety for pets , and leashes make it more difficult for pets to get loose and run off if scared by a loud or strange noise . The parks and trails are enjoyed by all residents and visitors , not just dog owners .
“It’s also a good time to stock up on pet - waste bags , ” said Justine Lentz , Animal Services superintendent . “Not only is it good manners to clean up after you pet , it helps protect our public safety – and required by
“Pet waste can carry bacteria and parasites transmitted through soil and storm water . There are pet - waste stations available at most City parks . ”
During the heat of summer , Animal Services reminds people of the dangers of leaving pets in vehicles . If the outdoor temperature exceeds 70 degrees , an Animal Services officer will be dispatched to check on the welfare of animal left in a vehicle . If the internal temperature of the vehicle measures more than 100 degrees , the officer will remove the pet from the vehicle and issue a citation to the driver .
There is a zero - tolerance policy for violations of
City Ord . 5782
Remember to consider the effect of summer heat on pavement , too . If you like to walk your pets , check the pavement temperature by pressing the back of your hand to the surface for 10 seconds . If it becomes too hot for you , then it is too hot for your pet and may burn their pads .
Animal Services offers $20 microchipping whenever the shelter is open; no appointment is necessary . Microchipping your pet is a fail - safe way to ensure your pet can be identified – it can’t fall off or get lost like a collar or tag . According to City Ord . 5466 , Fayetteville residents must microchip their cats or dogs and register the number with Animal Services .
To update your pet’s microchip information , please contact Animals Services at 479 - 444 - 3456 . The office and Lib Horn Animal Shelter ( 1640 S . Armstrong Ave . ) is open Monday through Friday 10 a . m . - 5:30 p . m . and Saturdays 10 a . m . - 4 p . m . To learn more , visit
www . fayetteville - ar . gov/animals
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