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Dog Ownership in the Village
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The golden rule for responsible dog ownership dictates that your decision to own a dog must not impact in any way upon the lives of those who live around you and who choose not to have a dog as a pet. The Pleasant Prairie Police Department spends a surprising amount of time dealing with animal complaints. In 2007, the department handled 427 animal control complaints. The majority of these were related to dogs. It is a violation of Village Ordinances:
to allow your dog to run at large, meaning that your dog must be properly leashed and under your control when away from your property;
to keep a dog that barks or makes other noises to the annoyance of persons in the neighborhood;
to keep a dog that has not been properly vaccinated for rabies;
to keep a dog that is not properly licensed by the Village;
to fail to keep your property reasonably clean of dog waste; and
to keep a dog that has been determined to be vicious by the Chief of Police without the required Vicious Dog License issued by the Village.
Village Ordinances also require that you keep your dog on a leash while on any street, bike path, beach, public ground and park in the Village.
One other note, the Village maintains contracts with the Safe Harbor Humane Society and a certified humane officer. If your dog is at large and is taken to the Safe Harbor Humane Society, the Village charges a $100 Reclaim Fee in order to recover the costs associated with maintaining these contracts. The Pleasant Prairie Police Department would like to thank you for your consideration and responsibility as a dog owner.