Town of Ogden, NY
Monroe County

§ 38-9 Restrictions.

While within the Town of Ogden it shall be unlawful for the owner or individual harboring any dog to permit such animal to:
A. 
Run at large.
(1) 
Run at large unless:
(a) 
Accompanied by its owner or a responsible person able to control the animal.
(b) 
The animal is on the owner's property or on the private property of another person with the knowledge and consent of such person or persons.
(2) 
Note:
(a) 
For the purposes of this article, a dog or dogs hunting in company with a hunter or hunters shall be considered as accompanied by its owner.
(b) 
Under any other conditions other than those listed in Subsection A(2), the animal must be restrained under one of these options:
[1] 
By the combination of collar and leash of adequate strength to contain the animal. The leash shall be limited to 15 feet in length and under the control of a responsible person. The leash may be of the mechanical style or of some type of electronic collar signaling type.
[2] 
By attachment to a dog run not to exceed 75 feet and of adequate strength to contain the animal.
[3] 
By any other means that has been proven to restrict the animal to the property at which the animal resides, (for example, fences, invisible fences, kennels, etc.).
B. 
Habitually engage in howling or barking so as to cause annoyance to any person other than the owner or individual harboring such animal. Howling or barking for a continuous period of 15 or more minutes shall be deemed habitual for the purposes of this article.
[Amended 12-15-2010 by L.L. No. 5-2010]
C. 
Destroy or damage property or become a nuisance to a person other than the owner or individual harboring such animal.
D. 
Chase or otherwise harass any person in such a manner as to cause that individual to have reasonable concern for harm to him or herself, his/her their family members or their pets.
E. 
Habitually chase or bark at motor vehicles.
F. 
Remain within the Town of Ogden unless licensed and cared for in accordance with provisions of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law.

§ 38-10 Restraints on dogs within the Village of Spencerport.

A. 
Any dog which is within the limits of the Village of Spencerport shall be kept confined or controlled on a leash no longer than eight feet, except when on the owner's property or on the private property of another person (or persons) with the knowledge and written consent of such person or persons.
B. 
The owner of any dog which is within the limits of the Village of Spencerport shall not permit the dog to bark, chew, cry, be vicious or playful or to defecate in such a way as to cause annoyance to the residents of any such Village or damage to their property, nor shall the owner of a dog allow the dog to tip over ash cans or other devices used to contain refuse. No owner shall permit the premises or enclosures in which the dog is kept to be unsanitary or unclean.

§ 38-11 Licensing; identification; fees.

[Amended 12-15-2010 by L.L. No. 5-2010]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide for the licensing and identification of dogs, the control and protection of the dog population and the protection of persons, property, domestic animals and deer from dog attack and damage.
B. 
License required.
(1) 
All dogs within the Town four months of age or older, unless otherwise exempted, shall be licensed by the Town.
(2) 
The following dogs are exempt from the licensing requirements of this article:
(a) 
Dogs harbored within the Town which are owned by a resident of New York City, for a period of 30 days;
(b) 
Dogs harbored within the Town which are owned by a nonresident of New York State and licensed by a jurisdiction outside of New York State, for a period of 30 days;
(c) 
Dogs held at a shelter pursuant to an agreement with a county, city, town, village or duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, humane society or dog protective association.
C. 
Applications for dog license.
(1) 
The owner of each dog required to be licensed shall obtain, complete and return to the Town Clerk a dog license application, together with the applicable fees.
(2) 
The dog license application shall be on a form provided by the Town Clerk and shall state the name, sex, actual or approximate age, breed, color and other identification marks of the dog; the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, if any, of the owner; together with any additional information deemed appropriate by the Town Clerk.
(3) 
The dog license application shall be accompanied by the proof that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies or a statement from a licensed veterinarian that such vaccination would endanger the dog's life, in which case vaccination shall not be required.
(4) 
In the case of a spayed or neutered dog, the application shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian or an affidavit signed by the owner, showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered; provided, however, that such certificate or affidavit shall not be required if the same is already on file with the Town. In lieu of the foregoing certificate or affidavit, the application may be accompanied by a statement by a licensed veterinarian that, by reason of old age or other reason, the life of the dog would be endangered by spaying or neutering, in which case the license fee for such dog shall be the same as the spayed or neutered dog.
D. 
Purebred dog license.
(1) 
The owner of multiple purebred dogs may, in lieu of obtaining a separate dog license for each such dog, make application for a single purebred dog license for all purebred dogs owned by such owner.
(2) 
An application for a purebred license shall comply with all of the requirements contained in Subsection C herein, together with the requirement that the owner provide to the Town Clerk a copy of the registry certificate issued by a recognized registry association for all such dogs.
E. 
Issuance of dog license and identification tag.
(1) 
Upon validation by the Town Clerk, the application for a dog license or purebred dog license shall become a license for the dog or dogs described therein. Each license shall be valid for a period of one year, shall expire on the last day of the last month of its term and shall be nontransferable.
(2) 
Upon the first issuance of a dog license, the Town Clerk shall issue an identification number for each such dog and shall provide the owner with a tag for each such dog with such identification number. In the event that an identification tag is lost, the Town Clerk, upon request of the owner and payment of a fee set by resolution of the Town Board, shall issue a replacement identification tag.
F. 
Identification tag required to be worn. The identification tag issued by the Town Clerk shall be affixed to a collar on the dog at all times, provided that a dog participating in a dog show is exempt from such requirement, during such participation.
G. 
Fees for dog licenses.
(1) 
The fees for the licensing of dogs pursuant to this section shall be in such amounts as the Town Board may, from time to time, establish by resolution at the annual organizational meeting.
(2) 
The fee established by the Town Board for an unspayed or unneutered dog shall be at least $5 more than the fee for a spayed or neutered dog.
(3) 
Exempted from payment of the license fees are applications for a dog license for any guide, hearing, service, war, working search, detection, police and therapy dog, as such terms are defined in the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law.
(4) 
In addition to the license fees established by the Town Board, each applicant for a dog license shall pay a surcharge of $1, in the case of a spayed or neutered dog, or $3, in the case of an unspayed or unneutered dog.
H. 
Fees for purebred dog licenses.
(1) 
The fees for the licensing of multiple dogs under a purebred license pursuant to this article shall be in such amounts as the Town Board may, from time to time, establish by resolution, at the annual organizational meeting.
(2) 
In addition to the license fees established by the Town Board, each applicant for a purebred dog license shall pay a surcharge of $3 for such application, together with a surcharge of $1 for each spayed or neutered dog covered by such license and/or $3 for each unspayed or unneutered dog covered by such license.
I. 
Additional fees. In addition to the fee charged pursuant to Subsections G and H of this section, the Town is hereby authorized to provide for the assessment of additional surcharges for the purpose of:
(1) 
Recovering costs associated with enumeration conducted pursuant to Subsection 6 of § 113 of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law should a dog be identified as unlicensed during such enumeration. Such additional fee shall be the property of the licensing municipality and shall be used to pay the expenses incurred by the municipality in conducting the enumeration. In the event the additional fees collected exceed the expenses incurred by the municipality in conducting an enumeration in any year, such excess fees may be used by the municipality for enforcing this article and for spaying or neutering animals; and
(2) 
Offsetting costs associated with the provision and replacement of identification tags pursuant to Subsection E(2) of this section.

§ 38-12 Seizure.

The Animal Control Officer is hereby empowered to seize any dog which has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, and any such dog so seized shall be impounded or taken to such place as may be designated by the Town Board as a place of detention until disposition thereof shall have been made in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 38-13 Redemption.

A. 
Periods of redemption. Any dog seized by the Animal Control Officer shall continue to be impounded and held by the officer for the following prescribed time periods:
Type of Seizure Redemption Period (days)
Unlicensed dog 3
Licensed dog
Personal notice 5 from date of notice
Mail notice 7 from date of mailing
B. 
Redemption fees.
(1) 
At any time during the period of redemption, the owner of any dog seized may redeem such dog, provided that such owner produces proof that the dog has been licensed and has been identified and provided, further, that the owner pays the redemption fee as set forth from time to time by the Town Board. The fees are kept on file in the Town offices.
(2) 
In addition to the payment of the redemption fees, the owner of the dog shall pay as additional redemption fees all expenses for the care and feeding of such dog during the period of its impoundment at a rate set by the Town Board.

§ 38-14 Disposition of seized dogs.

A. 
An owner shall forfeit title to any dog unredeemed at the expiration of the appropriate redemption period, and the dog shall then be available for adoption or euthanized. The Town shall keep for one year a record of the disposition of all dogs seized, which records shall be open to public inspection.
B. 
The owner shall pay for all costs of care prior to adoption or all costs of care and euthanization and disposal.