Hermosas' Responsible Pet Owner Pledge
“Here’s the Scoop: For Cleaner Feet, Streets and Water”
Sign this pledge and you could win a FREE annual dog license from the City!
Besides being unpleasant to the nose and eyes, pet waste has been identified as a source of water pollution that can cause a health hazard for swimmers, surfers, and others in the ocean. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says pet waste contributes nitrogen, phosphorus, parasites and bacteria to water bodies when it is not disposed properly. By scooping after your pet, you can help to improve our water quality, reduce health hazards and keep Hermosa beautiful.
Per Hermosa Beach Municipal Code 6.04.100, all pet owners are required to carry pet waste disposal bags with them when walking their pets and for those bags to be visible. The municipal code also requires all pet owners to dispose of all pet waste properly. Failure to carry a bag or to pick up after a pet can result in a fine for each offense.
By signing this pledge, you promise to always pick up after your pet and follow the City of Hermosa Beach’s pet owner ordinances.