Pet Owners’ Responsibilities
Sandyport is a large area that we need to share responsibly. Please keep all your animals within your Property boundaries as standard practice, and do not allow them to roam. Keep them on a leash all the while they are on Common Property. Please use the bags at pet stations to dispose of their waste.
We recommend you add a name and emergency contact number to their pet tags. That way, Security Services can reunite them with you quickly if they stray, and they avoid going to the Humane Society compound.
Dangerous and Nuisance Dogs
Whilst the Restrictive Covenants only permit dogs that weigh less than fifty pounds, this policy is generally not enforced provided that they are not a nuisance to other Residents or otherwise objectionable.
In the event that you encounter a problem with any pets, we recommend you try appealing to their Owner’s sense of community spirit in the first instance. If you do not succeed in doing so, you may ask Security Services to intervene, provided there is a clear case of a breach of the Guidelines.
We will insist on the removal of animals that we deem a threat because they demonstrate aggressive behavior and, if necessary, we will seek police assistance if its Owner is uncooperative.
Dogs Fouling Community Space
We encourage pet owners to clean up after their animals. Residents are encouraged to report offenders by emailing Customer Services with specific details such as date, time, location, owner details and, if possible, photographs.
If we believe the owner did not take reasonable precautions to clean up, we will speak to them, keeping the complainant’s identity confidential in the first instance. If we are obliged to take formal steps, we may make the report official and the complainant will be asked to go on the record.
Dogs Damaging Property
If you observe a dog causing any damage to private or Common Property, please report the matter to Security Services who will try to contact the owner. If this fails, they will treat it as a stray animal.
Security Services sets traps to capture stray animals - in particular dogs - humanely. If we are unable to locate the owners, we hand them over to the Humane Society.
Pet owners should include emergency contact details on their pet tags, allowing Security Services to reunite a captured pet with its owner quickly.