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A. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, no owner or keeper of a dog shall allow or permit the dog, whether licensed or not, to be or remain upon any street, alley or public place, or upon any premises other than the premises of the person who owns or harbors the dog, unless the dog is maintained on a leash no longer than five feet (5') in length and of sufficient strength to restrain the animal, and is in control of a person of sufficient age and physical character to restrain and control the dog.
B. A leash shall not be required for:
1. Dogs being lawfully used for hunting or retrieving purposes, so long as under voice or other adequate control of the owner or keeper at all times.
2. Dogs being lawfully used in connection with law enforcement activities, so long as under adequate voice or other control of an authorized law enforcement officer.
3. Dogs being lawfully used for search and rescue operations, under such conditions as may be reasonably necessary in the particular circumstances.
4. Dogs being lawfully used for controlling livestock or similar purposes, so long as under adequate voice or other control of the owner or keeper at all times.
5. Any licensed dog at large on private property with the express permission of the property owner.
6. Any licensed dog who is kept at all times under the direct supervision of a person of sufficient age to restrain and control such animal via direct voice control.
C. Except as otherwise provided in this article, a violation of this section shall constitute a civil violation subject to the civil penalty set forth in subsection 5.1.111A of this article. (Ord. 500, 9-13-2016)