The Town of Danville is calling on residents to follow Town ordinances and keep their dogs on leash while out and about.
A common complaint in Danville’s community parks and school parks is pets who are being allowed off-leash by their guardians. This is occurring in areas where children play and user groups have activities ranging from picnics to sports activities. This creates several issues, including:
- Aggressive dogs attacking other dogs or people
- Digging which damages the turf and creates safety and liability issues
- In addition to being unsightly, feces left behind creates health issues for children and others that come in contact with them
- Damage to synthetic turf and other park amenities
Dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets on leash, cleaning up after them, and preventing them from damaging grounds in parks and schools. Contra Costa County and Town ordinances require that dogs must be kept on leash. For those who wish to take their dogs off-leash, it is recommended they use the Canine Corral Dog Park at Hap Magee Ranch Park.
The Animal Services Department at Contra Costa County can be reached at 925-608-8400. Visit https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/2668/What-We-Do for more information on how to request assistance, file a complaint, or contact them. If you would like to speak with a Field Services staff member, please call 925-646-2441. Contra Costa Animal Services Field Services hours are 8:00 am-9:00 pm daily. In an emergency involving an animal bite or aggressive stray animal, you can also call the 24 Hour Emergency Line: 925-646-2441.