In June, the City Council adopted an ordinance to amend our municipal codes related to animals so that they mirror those of Riverside County (https://library.municode.com/ca/riverside_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT6AN) with some local exceptions (http://qcode.us/codes/cathedralcity/view.php?topic=10-10_10&frames=on). This was necessary to effectively help residents handle a nuisance situation when it comes to animals in their neighborhood.
If your neighborhood has gone to the dogs, here are some helpful tips to better address the situations:
If you have a dangerous or mean dog roaming free in the neighborhood or imminently capable of getting free from their confined area, call 9-1-1 to have police and animal control respond right away.
If you have a friendly dog roaming free in the neighborhood and you cannot locate the owner to place the dog back into a confined area, then call Riverside County Animal Control at (760) 343-3644 and report it.
If you have a dog that chronically barks to a point of creating a public nuisance, you can contact Riverside County Animal Control at (760) 343-3644 to report it. They will have you fill-out a public nuisance form to start an investigation, notify the owner, and then determine the best method to help resolve the situation. The form in English https://bit.ly/2Tc2DRm and in Spanish https://bit.ly/3kjo2nv
For more information about these and other situations, go to: https://www.rcdas.org/index.php