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Section 6-1-116 Animal waste

  • It shall be unlawful for any person owning, possessing, controlling, harboring, or keeping a dog to permit such animal to defecate upon the public property of the City of Turlock or upon the private property of another, unless that person immediately removes the feces and properly disposes of it.
  • Any person having custody or control of a dog while on public property, or private property not owned by such person, shall at all times carry an instrument suitable for the removal and proper disposal of feces and shall remove and dispose of same.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person owning, possessing, controlling, harboring or keeping a dog or cat to allow feces to accumulate upon their property. Feces must be removed prior to the occurrence of offensive odors or fly and/or rodent infestation. Feces must be removed by placing it in plastic bags for deposit in appropriate garbage containers. It shall be unlawful to deposit feces in a manner which may create a health hazard.
  • Visually handicapped persons using guide dogs are exempt.

Report Animal Waste

To report animal waste problems, please contact Animal Services at 209-656-3140. To report animal waste at a city park, please contact Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities at 209-668-5594.

Turlock Municipal Code 6-1-116



For more information or questions about animal waste laws, or to report animal waste problems, please contact:

Animal Services
801 S. Walnut
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 656-3140
animalservices@turlock.ca.us
Monday - Saturday 10AM - 2PM (Closed Sundays and Holidays)

To report animal waste at a city park, please contact:

Recreation Division
144 S. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-5594
recreation@turlock.ca.us
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM




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