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We Love Our Pets

Walk around our  property and you will see some of our wonderful Pets.  "Old Man Nick" ( Black Lab) is the mayor of the neighborhood. You could bump into either of our two tiny adorable Yorkies, each thinking that they are as big as a German Shepard, Sassy or Tinker.

All of  our pets are special in their own way and are very well behaved. However, if your pets are new to our community you should be aware of a few requirements for Emerald Point.

1. No matter how calm and obedient your pet is he/she must be on a leash at all times.

2. Pick up any "unwanted surprises" that someone could step in.

3. No pets are allowed in the Pool area or Tennis Courts

In addition to these rules is the City Pet Ordinance.  This is included below.

City of Charlotte Pet Ordinance

Sec. 3-24.  Nuisance.

(a)     It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep, possess or maintain an animal in such a manner as to constitute a public nuisance or a nuisance to neighbors. By way of example and not of limitation, the following acts or actions of an owner, harborer or possessor of an animal are hereby declared to be a public nuisance and are, therefore, unlawful:

(1)     Having an animal that disturbs the rights of, threatens the safety of or damages a member of the general public or interferes with the ordinary use and enjoyment of their property; or

(2)     Allowing or permitting an animal to damage the property of anyone other than its owner, including, but not limited to, turning over garbage containers or damaging gardens, flowers or vegetables; or

(3)     Maintaining animals in an environment of unsanitary conditions or lack of cleanliness which results in offensive odor or is dangerous to the public health, welfare or safety, or a failure to maintain a condition of good order and cleanliness which reduces the probability of transmission of disease; or

 (4)     Maintaining property that is offensive, annoying or dangerous to the public health, safety or welfare of the community because of the number, type, variety, density or location of the animals on the property; or

(5)     Allowing or permitting an animal to bark, whine, howl, crow or cackle in an excessive, continuous or untimely fashion so as to interfere with the reasonable use and enjoyment of neighboring premises; or

(6)     Maintaining an animal that is diseased and dangerous to the public health; or

(7)     Maintaining an animal that habitually or repeatedly chases, snaps at, attacks or barks at pedestrians, joggers, dogs walked on a leash by owners, bicycles or vehicles; or

(8)     Failing to confine a female dog or cat while in season in a building or secure enclosure in such a manner that she cannot come into contact with another dog or creates a nuisance by attracting other animals; provided this section shall not be construed to prohibit the intentional breeding of animals within an enclosed, concealed area on the premises of the owner of an animal which is being bred; or

(9)     Failing to remove feces deposited by a dog on any public street, sidewalk, gutter, park or other publicly owned property or private property unless the owner of the property has given permission allowing such use of the property. This section shall not apply to visually impaired persons who have charge, control or use of guide dogs or persons using dogs in conjunction with activities of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

 (b)     In addition to any other enforcement remedies available under this chapter, the superintendent or any supervisor designated by the superintendent may declare an animal a nuisance under this section and order the owner to confine the animal. It shall be unlawful for the owner to fail to comply with such an order or with the instructions in the order. In addition, if the owner of the animal fails to comply, the superintendent or the supervisor may issue a seizure order for the animal, in which case the procedure set forth in Code section 3-49 shall apply.

(Ord. No. 2574, 1(a)--(c), 1-23-89; Ord. No. 1419, 1, 11-22-99; Ord. No. 1721, 1, 1-8-01)