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Dog leashes may not be over eight feet in length.

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TOWN OF WATERBORO DOG ORDINANCE

Section 3: Control

It shall be unlawful for any dog, licensed or unlicensed, to run at large, except when used for lawful hunting purposes.

?At large? means off the premises of the owner or keeper and not under the control of any person by means of personal presence and attention as will reasonably control the conduct of such dog.

?Reasonable control?, for the purposes of this Ordinance shall mean the use of a leash, cord, chain or otherwise, of not more than 8 feet in length, or unless confined within a vehicle, under restraint in an open vehicle being either driven or parked, or under voice control or command in the case of a trained dog providing that such control is strictly maintained.

(Adopted Annual Town Meeting June 8, 1991. Amended Special Town Meeting June 23, 2001)


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