Residents of the town of Pulaski have recently made complaints to town offices about dog owners not cleaning up after their pets, which in direct violation of the town’s dog leash ordnance.
The ordinance says that any dog not contained within its owner’s property is not to run at large, but must be restrained by a leash. The only exceptions to this are dogs used by law enforcement, dogs used for hunting that are under direct supervision and dogs whose owners’ premises are located in an agricultural district.
It also states that it is unlawful for a dog’s owner to knowingly or willfully allow a dog to urinate or defecate on others’ private property or on public property, though removing the material in a sanitary manner from public property immediately is acceptable.
Fines for violation are $100 for the first offense, which is treated as a Class 4 misdemeanor $250 for the second offense and $500 for the third and any further offenses, which are treated as a Class 3 misdemeanor.