Pets play a large part in our lives at Little Turtle. Therefore it is only fitting that they have a page on our web devoted to them.
First we should point out that the landscape features at Little Turtle are very conducive to outdoor life and many species of wildlife live and thrive here. The ponds and water in the ravine provide a life source attraction to ducks, geese, squirrels, rabbits, ground squirrels, ground hogs (chipmunks), turtles, frogs, and various other species of birds and mammals including bats.
Household pets are generally welcomed in conformance with the bylaws of the association.
The Pickawillany particular bylaws section referring to pets reads as follows:
E. Animals and Pets. No animals, rabbits, livestock, fowl or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept in any unit or in the common areas and facilities, except that dogs, cats and other household pets may be kept in the units, subject to the rules and any other agreements, provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose, and provided, further, that any such pet causing or creating a nuisance or unreasonable disturbance shall be permanently removed from the condominium property upon three (3) days' written notice from the Board.
No household pet shall be permitted in any portion of the common areas and facilities except on a leash maintained by a responsible person and the permitting of animals on the common areas and facilities shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the Board may from time to time promulgate, including, without limitation, the right to levy enforcement charges against unit owners who do not keep the common or limited common areas and facilities clean after their pets.
Additional pet guidelines on page 15 of the Resident’s Manual are as follows:
Unlike many condominium properties, pet deposits are not required of Unit Owners who own dogs and/or cats.
Dogs and cats are not allowed free access to the Common Elements; dogs must be leashed at all times.
Unit Owners may not chain or rope their dogs to any type of restraint device, either permanently or temporarily attached to the Condominium Property for unattended use.
Unit Owners are responsible for removing the excrement of their dogs from the Condominium Property.
Unit Owners with barking dogs that disturb the comfort and quiet of their neighbors will be asked to remove these pets from the Condominium Property.
Cats are not allowed free access to the Common Elements at any time and are to be restrained within each Unit Owner’s Limited Common Elements. Unit Owners who allow their cats to roam the property will be asked to remove them from the condominium’s property.
Any Condominium Property damage caused by pets is the responsibility of the pet owner. Unit Owners with pets that cause property damage will be assessed for the repair of the property.
In addition to any remedies listed above, the failure of the Unit Owner to abide by pet guidelines will result in an enforcement charges of $50.00 and/or rules violation charges will be filed with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office.
You are highly encouraged to become familiar with your rights and obligations of owning a pet under these bylaws and guidelines.
Please be aware that pets making loud and continuous noise can and will quickly become a liability in a condo community such as ours where outdoor living and entertainment is encouraged on our decks and patios. Extra care must be taken to control unrestrained barking of your dog or noise by your cat. This applies for any time of the day or night.
The following links to local pet ordnances are provided for your convenience.
Ohio Revised Code Section 955.22C
All dogs regardless of age must be kept confined on the premises of the owner, keeper or harborer at all times. Acceptable methods of confinement include a fence, a tethering device, a dog pen, inside a house or garage, or under adequate supervision. If you are walking your dog off of your property, you must maintain reasonable control over your dog so that it doesn't run away (the best way to do this is to keep the dog on a leash).
If your dog is designated a dangerous or vicious dog, see Dangerous Dog Laws for additional confinement requirements.
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