Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Laws 

PART II GENERAL LEGISLATION Chapter 61, ANIMALS, ARTICLE I, Dogs

Body:

61-1.  Purpose and intent.

 

The purpose of this article shall be to promote the health, safety, morale and general welfare of the Village of New York Mills, including the protection and preservation of the property of the Village and its inhabitants and of the peace and good order by adopting and enforcing certain regulations and restrictions on the privileges of the owners of dogs and of rights and privileges of the Village of New York Mills and by imposing restrictions upon the keeping and running-at-large of dogs within the Village of New York Mills. 

 

61-2.  Regulations and restrictions.

 

It shall be unlawful for any owner of, or any person harboring, any dog in the Village of New York Mills, to permit or allow such dog, whether or not tagged or licensed, to: 

A.  Run at large unless said dog is restrained by an adequate collar and leash or unless accompanied by its owner or a responsible person able to control the animal. For the purposes of this article, a dog or dogs hunting in company with a hunter or hunters shall be considered as accompanied by its owner. 

B.  Engage in habitual loud howling or barking or to conduct itself in such manner so as to habitually annoy any person other than the owner or person harboring such dog. 

C.  Cause damage or destruction to property, or commit a nuisance upon the premises of a person other than the owner or person harboring such a dog. 

D.  Chase or otherwise harass any person in such a manner as reasonably to cause intimidation or to put such person in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or injury. 

E.   Habitually chase or bark at motor vehicles.   

 

61-3.  Female dog restriction.

 

It shall be unlawful for the owner or person harboring any female dog to permit such dog to run at large when in heat and such dog shall be confined to the premises of such person during such period. 

 

61-4.  Enforcement.

 

A dog warden, or other proper authority, designated by the Town Board as provided by  119 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, and other applicable laws and provisions, may enforce the provisions of this article and may also investigate and report to a Town Justice any dangerous dog as described in  121 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, and see that the order or orders of the Town Justice in such case are carried out. 

 

61-5.  Complaints procedure.

 

Any person who observes a dog causing damage or destruction to property of a person other than its owner, or committing a nuisance upon the premises of a person other than its owners, or in violation of any subsection of  61-2 and 61-3, may file a signed complaint, under oath, with a Town Justice of the Town of Whitestown or a Village Justice of the Village of New York Mills specifying the objectionable conduct of the dog, the date thereof, the damage caused or other violation, a description of the dog and name and residence, if known, of the owner or other person harboring said dog. 

 

61-6.  Issuance of summons or warrant.

 

Upon receipt by the Town Justice or Village Justice of any complaint against the conduct of any particular dog, the Town Justice or Village Justice may summon the alleged owner or other person harboring said dog to appear in person before him; if the summons is disregarded, the Justice may permit the filing of an information and issue a warrant for the arrest of such person. 

 

61-7.  Penalties for offenses.

 

Except as otherwise provided in  119 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, any person who violates this article or knowingly permits the violation of this article or any of the provisions thereof shall be deemed to have committed a violation punishable by a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $25, or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, for each violation, together with the costs of such proceeding. 

 

61-8.  Seizure.

 

In addition thereto, the seizure of unleashed dogs shall be as provided for in  118 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, and all provisions thereof.