Animal waste is smelly, unsightly and, if not disposed of properly, can be health hazard. The City of Loveland requires that “it shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any animal to fail to remove any feces deposited by such animal on streets, sidewalks, parks and recreation areas, and private property, or in any water immediately after the animal has deposited the fecal matter.”

Unfortunately, due to our case load, our officers are not always able to patrol parks and trails. If you witness a dog owner or caretakers’ failure to pick up after their pet, please kindly approach them and ask them to clean up after their pet.

If you notice repeated incidences of this ordinance being overlooked, please contact Larimer Humane Society’s Animal Protection & Control department and, depending on available staff and resources, we may send an officer out to the scene to investigate or we will schedule a time to meet with your home owners association or property managers, if applicable.

For more information regarding public nuisance and animal waste as they pertain to the Loveland municipal code, please visit code sections 6.20.040 and 6.20.050.