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17.43.110 Animals.

A.  No person shall injure, harm, disturb, or molest any wild or domestic animal in any pedestrian plaza.

B.  All dogs within any pedestrian plaza shall be held securely on a leash, no more than 8 feet in length, at all times.

C.  No person shall hitch any animal to any tree, shrub, fence, railing, or other structure or facility in any pedestrian plaza, except to such structures or facilities as are designated for that purpose.

D.  No person shall bring or keep any animal in any pedestrian plaza if the animal is not within the person’s immediate reach and control.

E.  No person shall allow any animal in that person’s ownership, possession, custody or control to injure any other person or animal or damage any property in any pedestrian plaza.  Any person so allowing any animal to cause any such injury or damage shall be liable for the costs of impounding the animal.

F.  No person shall allow any animal in the person’s possession, custody or control to discharge any fecal material in any pedestrian plaza unless the person promptly removes and disposes of the fecal material in an appropriate receptacle.  No person shall allow any animal in the person’s possession, custody or control to enter or remain in any pedestrian plaza unless the person has in the person’s possession the equipment necessary to remove and properly dispose of any fecal material deposited by the animal in the pedestrian plaza.

G.  No person owning, in control of or responsible for any animal shall allow that animal to be in any pedestrian plaza if the animal is not in compliance with applicable Multnomah County Animal Control regulations; provided, however, that dogs otherwise complying with those regulations may be off leash in designated off-leash areas or during designated off-leash hours.

H.  Any animal in any pedestrian plaza in violation of any provision of this Section may be impounded, at the expense of the animal’s owner, on the order of any Police Officer or of any Animal Control officer.

I.  The prohibitions of this Section do not apply to animals while in the course of the official performance of police or rescue activities.

J.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, any person violating this section is subject only to a civil penalty not to exceed $150 for each violation.  Any person assessed a civil penalty under this Subsection may appeal the citation to the Code Hearings Officer in accordance with the provisions of Title 22 of this Code.