Dog leash ordinance reminder

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.






2 Responses to Dog leash ordinance reminder

  1. Dogs Run Wild

    September 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I really wish that they would enforce these laws more in the neighborhoods! There are dogs running freely all over my neighborhood. Our children have to deal with dogs chasing them up the road when they get of the bus and we all have to worry about hitting someone’s “pet” every time we go down our road. Leases are fairly inexpensive and if your dog attacks a child or gets struck by a car, you will be paying dearly for the bills that it causes!

  2. CC

    September 27, 2013 at 8:43 am

    The worst behavior of all is walking your dog to someone else’s yard and allowing him to do his business without picking it up. Nasty people.

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