Vero Beach Dog Park Incident Report
Dog Park users shall follow posted VBDP rules. When an incident occurs at the Dog Park, If an owner or owners would like to file a formal report of an incident or an ongoing situation, the Incident Report form must be completed. The report will document occurrences and will be used to investigate and resolve the incident.
Incident Report Forms may be obtained as follows:
• Download: website • From Park Ambassador
What is reportable and what will be reviewed? Violations that should be reported for automatic review:
- Person bitten by a dog
- Dog bitten requiring medical treatment
- Altercation between dog owners
- Any calls to VB Police Department or 911
- Any injury to a dog park user or someone who has come to the park to enjoy watching the dogs.
Incidents that may be reported to be documented:
- Repeated failure to abide by Dog Park rules
- Disruptive/abusive behavior to persons and/or dogs
- Repeated documented offenses will receive a full review.
Procedure for Review:
- Whenaformalwrittencomplaintisreceivedandiseligibleforreview,thereport will be distributed and reviewed by a committee chaired by the Ambassador Chairman.
- If a VBDP Board or committee member is involved in the incident, she/he will be excluded from the review process except for providing a written statement of what happened.
- If the incident resulted in serious harm to a person(s) or dog(s), the offending dog will be temporarily suspended pending outcome of formal review and final determination.
- Thecommitteeresponsibletoreviewincidentreportsmaybedesignatedto collect additional statements from parties named in the incident and statements from witnesses named in the incident.
- After review of an incident a recommend a course of action, if any, may be requested. Actions may include but are not limited to: restricted use of the park, temporary or permanent bans on using the park.
• The City of Vero Beach lease names VBDP as being responsible for the enforcement of limitations, restrictions, and dog park regulations as they relate to owner and canine conduct.