Animal ControlDecember 7 2020
Meadowbrook Homeowners’ Association
c/o Hometown Property Management, LLC
P. O. Box 2000
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: (931) 451-5523
From: Debbie McCoy
Community Association Manager
Date: December 04, 2020
Re: Animal Control
There have been several complaints regarding dogs and cats running loose in the neighborhood and homeowners not cleaning up after their animals’ waste. Please make sure to read the rules of the neighborhood as well as the city ordinances as homeowners will be encouraged to file a complaint with the city should any violations be observed.
Per the CCR’s of the neighborhood:
Article VII, Section 3 (c.)
No animals, livestock, poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred, pastured or maintained on any Lot except household pets which shall be kept in reasonable numbers as pets for the sole pleasure of the occupants, but not for any other purpose or use. No such household pets shall be permitted to the extent they become a nuisance to neighboring Lot Owners. No pets shall be permitted outside the boundaries of the Owner’s Lot unless accompanied by their owners and on a leash. The Board, or any individual resident, may take appropriate measures to insure compliance with the provision, including without limitation, having the animal picked up by the appropriate governmental authorities.
Per Spring Hill Municipal Code:
§ 10-203 RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED.
It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to permit any dog owned by him or her or under his or her control to run at large within the corporate limits.
(2011 Code, § 10-203)
Related provisions, see Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 68-8-108 and 68-8-109
§ 10-204 VICIOUS DOGS TO BE SECURELY RESTRAINED.
It shall be unlawful for any person to own or keep any dog known to be vicious or dangerous unless such dog is so confined and/or otherwise securely restrained as to reasonably provide for the protection of other animals and persons.
(2011 Code, § 10-204)
§ 10-205 NOISY DOGS PROHIBITED.
No person shall own, keep or harbor any dog which, by loud and frequent barking, whining or howling, annoys or disturbs the peace and quiet of any neighborhood.
(2011 Code, § 10-205)
Please make sure you are following the cities codes regarding your dogs. Homeowners are encouraged to file a complaint with the city codes department when they encounter an issue with a dog. Once the complaint is filed, a codes officer will investigate and can either fine the dog owner and/or remove the dog.
CC: Meadowbrook Board of Directors