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Section  1.   All dogs owned or kept in the Town of Rutland shall be restrained from running at large by the owners of such dogs. The penalty shall be $10.00 for each violation

Section  2.   Dogs shall not be allowed to run at large on refuse collection day in designated garbage collection area.

Section  3.   No dogs shall be allowed on public beaches.

Section  4.   Dogs shall be kept on leashes or other physical restraint while on Town Property.

Section  5.   No Dog shall be allowed to defecate on Town property and any feces left in violation of this by-law shall be removed by the owner or keeper and disposed of in an appropriate manner.

Section  6.   Owners or keepers of dogs shall be liable for violations of these or any subsequently enacted by-laws or for failure to obey an order of the dog officer and shall be subject to the following:

                (a) First offense - warning or $10.00 fine.
                (b) Second offense - $25.00 fine.
                (c) Third offense - $30.00 fine
                (d) Fourth or subsequent offense - $50.00 fine.

Section  7.   Any person adopting a strange dog from the Town Pound of Dog Officer shall pay a fee of $30.00 to the town.

Section  8.   Any owner or keeper reclaiming a dog from the Town Pound of Dog Officer shall pay a fee for boarding of the animal of $3.00 per day for each day the dog is in custody.    (amended 5/16/92)

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