Pet Addendum-Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission

Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission

Pet Addendum

At Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission we understand that pets are a member of the family and welcome dogs, cats, and fish that fall within the guidelines set forth by the Board of Commissioners. The following rules apply in regards to pets at Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission:

Mandatory Rules

  1. Inoculation-All pets whether visiting or residing at Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission Property must have all vaccinations in accordance with state and local law. This includes but is not limited to the rabies vaccination. Tenants are required to submit a photocopy of petís certification of inoculation signed by the animalís veterinarian.
  2. Sanitation- All animal waste or litter from cat litter boxes shall be picked up immediately by the pet owner and disposed of in sealed plastic trash bag(s) and placed in the outside trash receptacles. 
    1. Cat litter shall be changed regularly to minimize odor and maintain healthy living standards. 
    2. Cat litter shall not be disposed of by flushing down toilets.  Charges for unclogging toilets or clean-up of common area required and attributable to pet nuisance shall be billed to and paid by the resident pet owner.
  3. Restraint- Pet owners shall keep their pets under control at all times.  Pet owners shall assume sole responsibility for liability arising from any injury sustained by any person attributable to their pet and agree to hold Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission harmless in such proceedings.
    1. All pets must be on a leash if in a common area or outside on Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission Property.
    2. Under no circumstances shall any cat or dog be permitted to roam free in any common area.
  4. Registration with SHRC-Upon move in or acquisition of pet, tenant is required to:
    1. Complete a Pet Registration Card with the Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commissionís main office located at 123 Chestnut St. E Sisseton, SD 57262. This must include the tenant or tenantís guestís
      1. Name
      2. Address (If pet owner is a guest of an SHRC tenant, tenantís address must also be included.)
      3. Phone Number
    2. Submit a color photo and written description of the animal.
    3. If pet belongs to a guest of an SHRC tenant, length of guestís stay will also be required.


Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission Animal Restrictions

  1. Only Dogs, Cats, and Fish are considered permitted pets upon SHRC property unless considered a service/therapy pet.
  2. Dogs
    1. No more than 1 dog is allowed per unit.
    2. Dogs must be 30 pounds or less.
    3. No breeds deemed as ďaggressiveĒ will be allowed, this includes but is not limited to:
      1. Pitbulls
      2. German Shepherds
      3. Dobermans
      4. Rottweilers
    4. All dogs must be spayed or neutered
    5. All dogs must be housebroken
    6. Tenant is responsible for immediately picking up and cleaning any feces or urine left in his or her apartment, common areas, or anywhere else on SHRC property by his or her dog.
    7. Tenant agrees to control the noise of his/her dog such that it does not constitute a nuisance to other tenants.  Failure to control noise may result in the removal of the pet from the premises.
    8. No dog shall be left unattended in any unit longer than 12 hours.
    9. Any damage to a unit caused the dog will be considered the sole responsibility of the tenant(s) and will be billed accordingly.
  3. Cats
    1. No More than 1 cat per unit is allowed.
    2. Cats must be de-clawed.
    3. Cats must be spayed or neutered.
    4. Cats must be litter box trained.
    5. Tenant is responsible for immediately picking up and cleaning any feces or urine left in his or her apartment, common areas, or anywhere else on SHRC property by his or her cat.
    6. Tenant agrees to control the noise of his/her cat such that it does not constitute a nuisance to other tenants.  Failure to control noise may result in the removal of the pet from the premises.
    7. No cat shall be left unattended in any unit longer than 12 hours.
    8. Any damage to a unit caused the cat will be considered the sole responsibility of the tenant(s) and will be billed accordingly.
  4. Fish
    1. No more than 2 fish per unit are allowed.
    2. Must be maintained inside of an aquarium/tank not to exceed 20 gallons.
    3. Tanks must be placed in a management approved stand in a safe location within the unit.
    4. Any water damage to a unit caused by breakage or spillage of or from the aquarium/tank will be considered the sole responsibility of the tenant(s) and will be billed accordingly.
  5. Pet Rule Violation Procedures
    1. When there is an objective determination, based on written statements, that a pet owner has violated a rule the project must send a notice.
      1. The notice must be served according to a prescribed procedure and give the pet owner 10 days to correct the problem or request a meeting
      1. If requested, the meeting must take place within 15 days of the date the notice was served.
      2. If the meeting fails to resolve the problem the owner may then serve another notice which gives the pet owner 10 days to remove the pet.
    1. Only after following the above procedures, and the pet owner refuses to remove the pet, may the project initiate termination of tenancy procedures.