This Fake Sign Reminds Us All of a Real San Francisco Law.

This sign, sighted near in the Civic Center near Opera Plaza in San Francisco, cites an actual provision of the Health Code but it doesn’t look like it was posted by the City or County. Seems like somebody has a personal campaign to get the word out. How civic minded!

SEC. 40.  DOG TO BE CONTROLLED SO AS NOT TO COMMIT NUISANCES.

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having control or custody of any dog to permit the animal to defecate upon the public property of this City or upon the private property of another unless the person immediately remove the feces and properly dispose of it; provided, however, that nothing herein contained authorizes such person to enter upon the private property of another without permission.
 
 

(b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to walk a dog on public property of this City or upon the private property of another without carrying at all times a suitable container or other suitable instrument for the removal and disposal of dog feces.
 
(c)   Visually handicapped persons who use Seeing Eye Guide Dogs are exempt from this law.
 
(Amended by Ord. 420-78, App. 9/8/78)
 
UPDATE: Well, commenter, of course it’s a real sign but it’s not an official San Francisco sign, as evidenced by the lack of any date code and the fact that it’s the only one in town. If you want one of your own, throw 50 bones over here to the Peachtree Business Products Co. Sadly, the funny graphic in the semi-custom sign shown above has been replaced by more dignified version of a man and his dog.

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3 Responses to “This Fake Sign Reminds Us All of a Real San Francisco Law.”

  1. Peter says:

    a fake sign? don’t know if i’m buyin that.

  2. Me says:

    I think that sign is posted in front of the condominium at 400 Beale St as well.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    I’ll check it out.