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Dog Containment Law

During the Elmore County Commission Meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014, the Commission held a public hearing to solicit comments concerning a  dog containment law.  During the Business Meeting, the Commission voted to approve Resolution 3-24-2014 adopting Dog Containment Law per Code of Alabama 1975, 3-1-5 Permitting dogs to run at large; applicability of provisions of section in counties and certain cities or towns.  The adopted law is a provision under the Code of Alabama Section 3-1-5 which deals with permitting dogs to run at large; applicability of provisions of section in counties and certain cities or towns.  The Code Section can be viewed below.   

View Resolution 3-24-2014 Dog Containment Law


Alabama Code Section 3-1-5

Permitting dogs to run at large; applicability of provisions of section in counties and certain cities or towns.
(a) Every person owning or having in charge any dog or dogs shall at all times confine such dog or dogs to the limits of his own premises or the premises on which such dog or dogs is or are regularly kept. Nothing in this section shall prevent the owner of any dog or dogs or other person or persons having such dog or dogs in his or their charge from allowing such dog or dogs to accompany such owner or other person or persons elsewhere than on the premises on which such dog or dogs is or are regularly kept. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $2.00 nor more than $50.00.
(b) This section shall not apply to the running at large of any dog or dogs within the corporate limits of any city or town in this state that requires a license tag to be kept on dogs nor shall this section apply in any county in this state until the same has been adopted by the county commission of such county.
(Acts 1915, No. 185, p. 259; Code 1923, 3221; Code 1940, T. 3, 5.)

http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/3-1-5.htm