“Zero Tolerance” Dogs at Large

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“Zero Tolerance” Dogs at Large

Category : Enforcement

Due to recent events and several dogs at large complaints, the Bangor Police Department now has a “Zero Tolerance” policy in regards to Dogs at Large.

Dog at Large Definition:
An animal is always regarded as being “at large” when it is off its owner’s premises, without a leash, and without a person to control the animal.

Owners of dogs found at large will be subject to a citation up to a misdemeanor.

-Chief Simpson

Michigan Law – Animals at Large:

433.12 Animals running at large prohibited; violation as misdemeanor.

Sec. 2. (1) An animal shall not run at large in this state.
(2) The owner of an animal shall not permit or enable his animal to run at large in this state.
(3) A person other than the owner of an animal shall not wilfully and knowingly enable an animal to run at large in this state.
(4) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. History: 1976, Act 328, Eff. Mar. 31, 1977.


Kitty Harden

April 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Animal control will take them if u catch them and pay them to take them per cat

Brenda Balfour

April 11, 2017 at 11:37 am

How about CATS ! I’m tired of CATS sneaking in my garage and under my back porch.