[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Pulaski as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-4-1975 by L.L. No. 1-1975 as Ch. 54 of the 1975 Code]
The purpose of this article is to preserve the public peace and good order in the Village of Pulaski and to contribute to the public welfare and good order of its people by enforcing certain regulations and restrictions on the activities of dogs that are consistent with the rights and privileges of the owners of dogs and the rights and privileges of other citizens of the Village of Pulaski.
This article is adopted pursuant to the authority of § 124 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AT LARGE (as applied to a dog)
- Shall designate and describe each dog at all times when it is unrestrained
and off the premises of its owner or is on the premises of another without
that property owner's consent.[Amended 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
- CONFINED (as applied to a dog)
- Such dog is securely confined or restrained and kept on the owner's premises, either within a building, kennel or wire or other suitable enclosure or securely fastened on a chain, wire or other effective tether of such length and so arranged that the dog cannot reach or endanger any person on any adjacent premises or any public street, way or place, or, if the dog is being transported by the owner, that is securely confined in a crate, or other container, or so restrained in a vehicle that it cannot escape therefrom.
- Shall designate and apply to any dog which without just cause bites, attacks, chases or snaps at or otherwise threatens to attack any person or attacks and wounds a dog or other domestic animal, including cats, or which displays any other fierce, vicious or dangerous propensities.
- Both male and female.
- The party purchasing the dog license unless the dog is or has been lost, and such loss reported to the Village police and reasonable search has been made. If a dog is not licensed the term "owner" shall designate and cover any person who owns or has custody or control of, harbors, or is otherwise responsible for any dog which is kept, brought or comes within the Village. Any person owning or harboring a dog for a period of one week prior to the filing of any information charging a violation of this article shall be held and deemed to be the owner of such dog for the purpose of this article. In the event any dog found to be in violation of this article shall be owned by a minor, the head of the household in which said minor resides shall be deemed to have custody and control of said dog and shall be responsible for any acts of the said dog and violation of this article.
Running at large.
No owner shall permit any dog to run at large within the limits of the Village of Pulaski.
Any dog off its owner's premises must be accompanied by the owner or a person of physical ability to restrain and control said dog by an adequate collar and leash not exceeding six feet in length, exception if the dog is being transported in a motor vehicle.
[Amended 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
Biting dogs. Any dog which bites any person must be leashed and confined to the property of the owner for at least 10 days and the proper authority notified.
Habitual barking or howling. A dog shall not engage in habitual howling or barking or to conduct itself in such a manner so as to habitually annoy any person other than the owner or person harboring such dog.
Soiling property. No owner of any dog shall allow such dog whether or not restrained or controlled by chain or leash to perform any excretory functions upon the lands or property whether public or private.
Disturbing refuse containers. No owner of a dog shall allow such dog to tip over trash or refuse disposal containers, and/or to spread trash or refuse originally on the property of the public or other persons.
Chasing or harassing persons. A dog shall not chase or otherwise harass any person in such a manner as reasonably to cause intimidation or to put such person in a reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or injury.
Editor's Note: Former Subsection G, Night time running at large, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990.
Destruction of property. A dog shall not cause damage or destruction to property or commit a nuisance upon the premises of a person other than the owner or a person harboring such a dog.
No person shall hinder, resist or oppose the Dog Control Officer, any police officer, agent or employee or representative of the Village in the performance of his duties under this article.
Any peace officer or Dog Control Officer may enforce this article and report a dangerous dog as described in § 121 of the Agriculture and Markets Law. However, any person who observes a dog causing damage or destruction to property, both public and private, other than its owner, or committing a nuisance upon the premises of a person other than its owner, or committing any other violation of this article may file a signed Information under oath with a Village Justice specifying the objectionable conduct of the dog, the date thereof, a description of the dog and name and residence, if known, of the owner or other person harboring said dog.
[Added by L.L. No. 1-1977]
The owner as defined herein shall be liable for any acts of his or her dog and violation of this article.
[Amended 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
Any person violating any provision of this article shall upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of $50 and/or 10 days' incarceration for a first or subsequent offenses.