Animal Laws

Leash Law: Section 3-2 Restraint of Dogs
  • The owner, keeper, or person otherwise in control of a dog shall not suffer or allow it to run at large in any of the streets or public places in the City, or upon the premises of any person other than the owner or keeper, unless the owner or occupant of such premises grants permission. Under no circumstances shall a dog, even on a leash, be on private property of another, unless specific permission has been granted. No dog shall be permitted in any public street or place within the City unless it is effectively restrained by a chain or leash not exceeding eight (8) feet in length.
Pooper Scooper Law: Section 3-4. Removal and Proper Disposal of Dog Feces
  • The owner, keeper or person otherwise in control of a dog shall immediately pick up and properly dispose of any feces left by such dog on any street, sidewalk, or other public area, or on any private property that is not owned or occupied by such person. Any person who takes a dog onto a street, sidewalk, or other public place shall carry a container, tool, implement or other device to be used for picking up and containing dog feces and the person shall dispose of said dog feces in a designated receptacle or otherwise properly. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person who employs a “service dog” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act or regulations promulgated thereunder.