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Mayor Noam Bramson and his rubber stamp City Council Amend Ordinance 
* * * Amendments unanimously approved on Dec. 11, 2007) * * *
 
Text of the Amended Ordinance 
(from the Code of the City of New Rochelle New York):

ORDINANCE:

224-9. Animals. [Amended 7-15-1968 by Ord. No. 211-1968; 1-16-2007 by Ord. No. 21-2007]

A.  Except for leashed and unleashed dogs in Ward Acres Park in full compliance with the requirements set forth in  224-9B of this Chapter, no person being the owner or having the custody and control of any animal shall permit or allow such animal to go and/or remain in any public park or upon any park street or in the municipal marina. Any peace officer shall seize and impound any animals found in violation of this section, whether said animals are licensed or unlicensed.

B.  No person being the owner or having the custody and control of a dog shall allow or permit such dog to go and/or remain in Ward Acres Park except in full compliance with the following requirements:

(1)  No person being the owner or having the custody and control of a leashed or unleashed dog shall allow or permit such dog to go and/or to remain in Ward Acres Park without such person being in possession of a current New York State license issued to the owner of such dog (“State Dog License”) and without such dog having a tag for such State Dog License attached to its collar.

(2)  No person being the owner or having the custody and control of a leashed or unleashed dog shall allow or permit such dog to go and/or to remain in Ward Acres Park without such person being in possession of a current Ward Acres Dog Permit for such dog, issued to the owner of such dog by the City ("Ward Acres Dog Permit"), the annual fee for such Ward Acres Dog Permit being set forth in Chapter 133, Fees, of the City Code.

(3)  No person being the owner or having the custody and control of a leashed or unleashed dog shall allow or permit such dog to go and/or to remain in Ward Acres Park without such person being in possession of a current rabies vaccination certificate for such dog.

(4)  No person being the owner or having the custody and control of a leashed or unleashed dog shall allow or permit such dog to go and/or to remain in Ward Acres Park at the same time as more than three other dogs which are also owned or under the custody and control of such person.

(5)  No person being the owner or having the custody and control of a leashed or unleashed dog shall allow or permit the feces of such dog to remain in Ward Acres Park.

(6)  No person being the owner or having the custody and control of a leashed or unleashed dog shall allow or permit such dog to go and/or to remain in Ward Acres Park between dusk and dawn.

(7)  No person being the owner or having the custody and control of a dog shall allow or permit such dog to be unleashed outside the designed fenced-in dog run area in Ward Acres Park. In all areas of Ward Acres Park outside the designated fenced-in dog run area, dogs shall be restrained by a chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length. [Amended 12-11-2007 by Ord. No. 290-2007 Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that this amendment shall take effect 4-1-2008. ]

FEES:
 224-9B(2)
Ward Acres Dog Permit (January 1 to December 31)
[Added 1-16-2007 by Ord. No. 21-2007; amended 12-11-2007 by Ord. No. 290-2007]
Dog owned by Resident of City $50.00/year
Dog owned by Nonresident of City $100.00/year

PENALTIES:
224-20. Penalties for offenses. [Amended 10-18-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988] 
A.  In addition to the penalties provided in Subsection B of this section, the fishing permit of any person convicted of a violation of  224-19 may be revoked.
B.  An offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.


NOTE:


Off-leash recreation is NOW prohibited at all times except inside the fenced-in dog run.


For further information contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (914) 654-2087.

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