RBS to enforce Leash Law


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The City of Red Boiling Springs has plans to start enforcing its leash law. Dogs running at large are prohibited as stated in Section 10-208 of the city charter.

The code states that it shall be unlawful for any person to allow a dog belonging to them under their control to run at large, and any such person whose dog is found to be running at large shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalty provided in the general penalty clause for this code.

Officers of the Red Boiling Springs Police Department will start issuing citations for anyone violating this law. This plan will go into effect on Monday, January 23, 2017.

The definition of ‘at large’ as defined by Tennessee Code 44-8-408: Is that a pet dog must be under control of its owner at all times and cannot run at large. A dog can be on its owner’s property without a leash, but it cannot stray onto another person’s property (without property owner’s permission) or out into the street and into public areas. The exception to this law is when the dog is legally hunting or herding.

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