Community Bulletin No. 2021-0210
Dear AHV Community Members,
We have received numerous complaints about homeowners and household staff who walk their pets around the village without a leash or without a poop bag or scooper.
We remind everyone to practice responsible pet ownership and to be courteous to our neighbors by following the AHVA Pet Policies, which are in line with Muntinlupa
City Ordinance 17-080, Sections 54 & 55.
Please be informed that the Alabang Hills Village deputized security guards will enforce such and will issue citation tickets to violators.
For your reference, kindly see sections 54 & 55 from ORDINANCE No. 17-080 issued by the CITY COUNCIL of Muntinlupa regarding pet animals.
Section 54. Walking of Dogs on Public Places
The pet owner must maintain control over their dog(s)/cat(s) and do not allow them to roam and/or loiter on public places without a leash.
The length of the leash shall not be more than 1.5 meters (5 feet) and the required dog tag shall be attached to the dog collar/harness.
Pet owners and or any person who refuse to put a leash and collar on their pets while brought outside the house shall be penalized with a fine of:
a. First Offense – a fine of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1,000.00)
b. Second Offense – a fine of One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (Php 1,500.00) and one week Community Service
c. Third Offense -a fine of Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2,000.00), revocation of their rights to redeem pet and revocation of their right to own a pet animal.
Section 55. Urination and Defecation of Dogs on Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places
Pet owners and/or any person are strictly prohibited from intentionally bringing out their pets to urinate and defecate on streets and sidewalks. Any owner who wishes to walk their pets on streets and sidewalks or any public places should bring their own cleaning receptacles/ materials just in case that their pet urinates/defecates on public places.
In case of unavoidable circumstances where pets urinate and/or defecate on streets, sidewalks and other public places beyond the owner’s control and without intention to the part of the latter to bring out his/her pets for such purpose, the penalties provided for in this Section shall not be imposed. However, the Owner shall be responsible for the cleaning and/or removal of feces/urine immediately afterwards.
Any person who violates this Section will be penalized as follows:
a. First Offense – a fine of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00)
b. Second Offense – a fine of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1,000.00) and One (1) day community service
c. Third Offense -a fine of Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2,000.00), two (2) days of community service, and impounding of the animal/s as per revocation of their right to own a pet/s.
The village deputized security guards will collect the fines for violations of Sections 54 and 55 of Ordinance 17-080 and will issue City Ordinance Violation Receipts to the offenders. AHVA will transmit payment and forward the names of the Violators to the Office of the City Veterinarian.
In addition to the penalties imposed by Ordinance 17-080, pet owners who do not clean or remove their pets’ feces on streets, sidewalks and other public places will need to pay a fine of Three Hundred Pesos (Php 300.00) to Alabang Hills Village Association for each offense. The village deputized security guards will collect this fine and will issue the violator an AHVA Official Receipt.
Let us all work together to keep our village a safe and clean environment for all.
Thank you for your cooperation.