“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.
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.