[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Dog Control
Article II Animals on Public Lands
[Adopted 7-31-1967; amended in its entirety 5-1-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996 (Ch. 67, Art. I, of the 1983 Code)]
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, boarding, harboring or otherwise keeping in his custody a dog or dogs to permit such dog or dogs to run at large within the Village of Corinth, New York, at any time, elsewhere than upon the premises of the owner or custodian unless said dog or dogs shall be on a leash or accompanied by a competent person having control of such dog or dogs, or unless it shall be upon the premises of another person with the knowledge and assent of such person.
Any person who owns, boards, harbors or otherwise keeps in his or her custody a dog, which dog has caused its feces to be deposited upon any property other than the property of the owner or custodian of the dog, shall immediately remove such feces or cause it to be removed and shall dispose of it in a sanitary manner. A person will be considered to have disposed of feces in a sanitary manner if such person places such material in a bag or wrapper made of paper, plastic or some similar material and places it in a refuse container which is regularly emptied by the Village of Corinth Department of Public Works or some other refuse collector or otherwise properly disposes of such material on his own property.
If any dog has bitten a person at any time, the owner thereof or person harboring or having custody of the same shall keep such dog properly muzzled at all times thereafter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor or maintain any dog which frequently engages in unduly loud howling or barking or conducts itself in such a manner as to unduly annoy any person other than its owner.
Any peace officer may pick up any dog running at large in violation of any of the terms of this article and confine said dog in any place provided by the Village Board of Trustees. The owner or harborer of said dog may call for and obtain said dog at any time within a period of seven days after its seizure and confinement or, if notice of the seizure is given by mail, within a period of nine days from the date of mailing of the notice, by paying the impoundment fees set out in § 117, Subdivision 4, of the Agriculture and Markets Law and, if the dog is unlicensed, by purchasing a license for said dog. Any dog not called for and redeemed as aforesaid may be sold and delivered to any person paying for the keeping of said dog and purchasing a dog license for said dog, if unlicensed.
If a dog shall be picked up more than one time and the name of the owner or person harboring said dog can be obtained, the officer picking up the dog shall charge the owner or person harboring or otherwise keeping said dog in his custody with violating this article. If said dog is not redeemed by the payment of the impoundment fees set out in § 117, Subdivision 4, of the Agriculture and Markets Law within five days after the determination of the court before which the charge of violation has been brought, the dog shall be destroyed. In the event that all charges for keeping of said dog have not been paid, the keeper of the dog shall present his verified bill for said keeping of the dog to the Village Board, which Board shall cause the same to be paid.
This article shall not apply to guide dogs during such time as such dogs are performing the function for which they are trained.
Any person convicted of violating any provision of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $25, provided that if such person shall be found to have violated this article within the preceding five years, such person shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $50, and if such person shall be found to have committed two or more such violations within the preceding five years, such person shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
[Adopted 7-17-1968 (Ch. 67, Art. II, of the 1983 Code)]
[Amended 4-28-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999; 11-5-2008 by L.L. No. 2-2008; 5-7-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
All horses led or taken by a person shall be outfitted with a Bun-Bag™ or other device capable of catching and containing the fecal material of such animal.
It shall be unlawful for any person to take, bring or possess a dog in Pagenstecher Park or enter or remain in Pagenstecher Park with a dog.
[Added 5-7-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
All cattle, horses, sheep, swine, goats, fowl, geese and turkey are hereby prohibited from running at large or being pastured in any public highway, street, lane, park or public place in the Village of Corinth.
[Added 5-7-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
Any person may, and it shall be the duty of any policeman or police constable to, distrain and impound all animals or fowl running at large or pasturing as aforesaid until the owner shall be found and the penalty or fine for the violation of the preceding or foregoing section and the fees and all expenses of keeping and the proceedings are collected and paid, and if within five days no owner shall be found, such animal or fowl shall be sold in the manner prescribed by law and statute in reference to animals distrained or strayed.
[Amended 2-23-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983]
Any person committing an offense against the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a violation under the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.