Much like Hillman, Seward tries to have it both ways: officially prohibiting dogs and other pets while issuing regulations for those cooperators who are breaking the rules.
Seward’s policy starts out word-for-word the same as East River’s and Hillman’s — “the no-animal provision in this lease shall be deemed a substantial obligation of the Lessee’s tenancy” — but then adds some provisions:
- Dogs must be registered annually, including certification of inoculations.
- Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than five feet.
- Any waste must be disposed of properly.
Seward’s rules are less specific than Hillman’s recently adopted regulations (for example, Seward does not require a DNA sample to be submitted with registration as a way of identifying dog poop).