[Fwd: Re: Coho pet policy was Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input]
From: Nancy Baumeister (nancybeepeak.org)
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 11:59:44 -0700 (PDT)

CoHo Ecovillage members acknowledge the fun, affection, comforts, and
meaning these companion animals add to their families lives. We also
acknowledge that some members may prefer neither to have pets nor to
interact with others pets. This policy regarding pets is intended to
promote a harmonious relationship among pets, pet owners, and non-pet
owners and a peaceful, clean, and safe environment for all. We also
value native wildlife and the environment and want to protect it from
the negative impact of pets. This policy does not cover farm animals.

Guidelines for pets

   Individuals must be responsible for their own pets
   -    Caring for them
   -    Keeping them under control
- Owners are expected to be responsive to concerns expressed by others regarding problem behavior (e.g. noise)
   -    Owners are expected to minimize their pets impact on wildlife.
   -    Members are encouraged to notify the CoHo community via the common
house bulletin board either before getting a new pet or within one week
after getting a new pet. Anyone that wants to meet and learn about the
animal will have the opportunity to do so. This allows members to meet
the new pet and express or clarify any concerns.
   -    Any concerns about a specific animal should be addressed first by
speaking directly to the owner. If no resolution is reached then the
conflict resolution process will be used.
- Dogs should either be confined to a yard, on a leash, or under control
(with certification as OK off leash) and supervision at all times.
- The owner can have a dog-training professional observe and test the effectiveness of voice control for any dog which the owner wishes to be
off-leash and if control is deemed adequate, the dog will be certified
as OK off leash.
   -    Service animals are the only animals allowed in the common house.
   -    In common areas, owners are responsible for thoroughly cleaning up
their animals feces at the time of deposit.
- Out of respect for our desire to protect wildlife, cats may be outdoors only if confined in a yard or on a leash (Options for cat-containment
are outlined in the resources section.).

Ann Zabaldo wrote:
Nancy -- I'd love to read your pet policy but it's coming through w/ the
formatting screwed up.  Is this on your website?

Can anyone clean this up so it's readable?  Or tell me how to do it?

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