Village of Cooperstown, NY
Otsego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cooperstown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 172.
[Adopted 3-6-1972 as § 6.3 of the 1972 Ordinances]

§ 28-1 Running at large.

It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any dog in any place in the Village, except on the property of the owner or on the premises of another person with the consent of such person, unless the dog is restricted by a leash under the control of a person competent and able to manage and control such dog.

§ 28-2 Barking or howling; destruction of property.

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain within the Village any dog which continually barks, howls or otherwise causes disturbances to the public peace and quiet or which is permitted to destroy the property of others or to cause material damage thereto.

§ 28-3 Enforcement.

Any dog which is observed running at large in violation of the provisions of this article may be seized by the Dog Control Officer or any peace officer and may be restrained. The owner of such dog shall have the right to redeem the animal upon payment of the required fee, and in the absence of any redemption of the animal by any person claiming to be its owner or harborer, any dog seized under the provision of this article may be disposed of. Such seizure and disposal shall be governed by the provisions of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.

§ 28-4 Penalties for offenses.

Any violation of any provision §§ 28-1 through 28-3 of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $25 for each such violation.

§ 28-5 Removal of waste.

[Added 9-19-1994 by L.L. No. 3-1994]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any dog owner or person having possession, custody or control of any dog to allow such dog to defecate on any public or private property without the permission of the owner of such property unless action is taken immediately to remove any feces left by such dog on any sidewalk, park, school yard or other public or private property and to immediately dispose of the same in a safe and sanitary manner.
B. 
Any violation of this section shall constitute a violation punishable by a fine or a civil penalty of not more than $250 per occurrence. For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this section, appearance tickets may be issued by police officers, dog control officers or code inspectors.
C. 
The provisions of this section shall not apply to a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog accompanying any person with a disability, as defined in Subdivision 21 of § 292 of the Executive Law.