Does my animal have to be kept on a leash?
Dogs are required to be on a leash or under restraint. An animal is considered under restraint under any of the following conditions:
  • It is humanely controlled by a leash held by a competent person
  • It is securely tethered in a humane manner within the property limits of its owner or keeper
  • The animal is confined on the premises of its owner
  • Under verbal control on private property

In all cases, restraint shall be sufficient to prevent the animal from biting, attacking, or having physical contact with any person, unattended children, or animal.

Note: Cats are exempt from the leash law and are not required to be on a leash.

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1. Does my animal have to be kept on a leash?
2. Does my animal have to be spayed / neutered?
3. How many animals can I have in the city limits?
4. Can I have exotic animals in the city limits?
5. Where can I take a stray animal?
6. Does it cost to surrender an animal to the Animal Shelter?
7. Who can surrender an animal to the Animal Shelter?
8. Can I just drop off an animal to the shelter without there being an Animal Control officer there? If I do what could happen to me?
9. Who do I call to report a barking dog?