[Adopted 6-20-1974 by L.L. No. 1-1974]
It is the intent of this article to minimize damage to property and to ensure safety of individuals and to generally promote the health, welfare and safety of the residents of the Village by prohibiting the running at large of dogs, and to provide for the seizure and disposition of such dogs.
Definition of terms as used in this article are as follows:
- AT LARGE
- Off the premises of the owner and not under the immediate and full control of the owner or person in charge thereof, either by leash, cord or chain.
- Both the male and female animal.
- Any person or persons, firm, association or corporation owning, keeping or harboring a dog.
It shall be and hereby is declared unlawful for a person owning, possessing or harboring any dog to allow such dog to run at large upon any private property or public or private highway, street or sidewalk or other public place in the Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay.
A Dog Warden or any peace officer shall seize any dog running at large. All proceedings by the Dog Warden or peace officer or other authority subsequent to seizure shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York. Every dog seized shall be properly fed and cared for at the expense of the municipality until disposed of. The owner of a dog seized may redeem the dog within five days of the seizure upon payment to the Village Clerk of a fee in the amount of $5 and procure a license for said dog. Any dog not so redeemed within such period of five days shall be sold or disposed of by the Warden or peace officer. In case of sale, the purchaser must pay a purchase price of $5 to the Village Clerk and also obtain a license for the dog.
For the purposes of this article, it shall be presumed that any dog harbored in a one-family dwelling is owned by all adults in said one-family dwelling.
[Amended 1-14-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002]
Any person or persons violating any provisions of this article shall be liable for and pay a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $250 for a conviction on a first offense and shall be liable for and pay a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $250 for a conviction on each subsequent offense.