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  • PACC will conduct a focused sweep for leash law violations July 15

    Jul 09, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pima County’s leash laws, and the hard working Animal Care Officers who enforce them, help keep our community members and beloved pets safe. The laws protect dogs from getting lost, causing property damage, endangering traffic and from injury by vehicles or other animals.

    On Thursday, July 15, the Pima Animal Care Center will be in the field focusing specifically on leash law violations, as well as any other animal-related violations that they may encounter. The owner of a dog found to be at large shall be guilty of a misdemeanor leash law violation and will be issued a citation. The last time a sweep was conducted five dogs were impounded and six leash law violations were issued.

    Here are a few reminders for dog owners about their pets: 
    • When taking a walk, your pet must be on a leash no longer than six feet in length. 
    • Any dog three months of age, or older, must have a current Pima County license and be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. 
    • Dog owners must pick up animal waste on public property. On private property, waste must be cleaned up within 24 hours inside the city limit and 72 hours if in unincorporated Pima County. 
    • Dogs are prohibited on school grounds. 
    • At local parks dogs are only allowed to be off leash when in designated “off leash” dog areas.

    Keep pets safe and healthy. At home dogs must be confined to the house or an enclosed yard. Owners must provide clean water at all times, adequate shelter, shade and medical care when required. 

    About Pima Animal Care Center: PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, cares for about 24,000 pets each year and is the only shelter in the county that accepts every animal brought to its doors. For more information about PACC, please visit www.pima.gov/animalcare.