Service Animals Now Allowed In Waupun City Parks

(Waupun) The Waupun Common Council Tuesday night approved an ordinance change that specifies that service animals are allowed in city parks. Prior to the unanimous vote, Alderman Jason Westphal noted that it would be against the law for the city to prohibit service animals anywhere. Public Works Director Jeff Daane says the matter was brought to the city’s attention by a citizen who suggested that the parks current signage prohibiting dogs should clarify that service animals are the exception. City Attorney Dan Vande Zande said that if the signs are going to be altered it only makes sense to update the ordinance. The signs currently say “No Pets” but will now be updated to say “No Pets Except For Service Animals.” State law identifies service animals as either dogs or miniature horses.