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Pet owners in Derby must pick up their dog's waste on public property and property of others. Pet waste is not just a nuisance, it can host diseases or parasites that can infect other pets and people who come into contact with it. Pet waste biodegrades very slowly and is not good fertilizer.

What can residents do?
When walking your dog, take plastic bags with you. Use a bag to pick up the dog waste. Tie bag closed and place it in the trash.

What are the signs near the hike and bike paths?
Many cities simply post a sign inscribed with a hefty fine amount and long ordinance number referring to an animal waste ordinance. Instead, Derby used the creative design talents of the Public Works sign shop to provide an eye-catching way to communicate the message to pick up after our pets. Derby infused its signs with unique artistic and cultural messages and with quick response (QR) code technology to remind pet owners to pick up after their pets.

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animal waste qr code.jpgThe QR code located on each sign links directly to the animal waste ordinance. The quick response code is a two-dimensional bar code that is widely used to cause a webpage to open when scanned with a mobile tagging app. You may download a QR code scanner for free on your smartphone or tablet. Start by scanning this code on the screen or any sign around town.

Tips for pet owners

Do not flush pet waste down the toilet

Septic systems and wastewater treatment plants are not designed to treat animal waste.

Watch what you feed your pet
What goes in must come out....The type of food you give your pet will affect the quantity of pet waste you must deal with. Rice-based food is most easily digested. Consult your vet with questions.

Control where your pet relieves himself
Wherever you are this is a good idea; at home or out and about. Pet waste needs to be scooped.

Jeff Haynes
Jeffery Haynes
Animal Control Officer

Natalie Petersen
Natalie Petersen

PT Animal Control Officer

Ph: 316-788-3093
Emergency: 911
City of Derby
City of Derby
611 Mulberry Road
Suite 300
Derby, KS 67037-3533
Ph: 316-788-1519